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Local elections 2021

10:45 am, Wednesday, 5th May 2021 - 1 month ago

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Friday 7 May

The count for the local election for North East Lincolnshire Council is happening today (Friday 7 May 2021). Follow the blog below for updates. Results are expected to be declared this afternoon.

17:42 – And that’s it from us today. The count for the election of Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner will take place tomorrow, with the result being reported to East Riding of Yorkshire Council where the full result will be announced.

From all of us in the Council’s communications team, thank you for tuning in.

17:10 – Returning Officer, Chief Executive of North East Lincolnshire Council, Rob Walsh, ended the local election count by thanking the staff of polling stations and the election count for helping to run this year’s elections in challenging circumstances.

17:08 – Those Scartho Ward results are available in full below:

Scartho Ward:

Augusta, Robson: 740 votes recorded

Croft, Charlotte Lesley: 1739 votes recorded

Pow, Val: 103 votes recorded

Shepherd, Ron: 1578 votes recorded

Slattery, Jim: 187 votes recorded

Stockton, John Matthew: 99 votes recorded

Woods, Natalie Louise: 88 votes recorded

Number of ballot papers rejected: 12

17:08 – Conservatives hold Scartho ward seats with Ron Shepherd re-elected and Charlotte Croft elected

16:49 – And those East marsh results in full are below. Kay Rudd has been elected for a term of four years. Nicola Aisthorpe has been elected for a term of 2023.

East Marsh Ward:

Aisthorpe, Nicola: 671 votes recorded

Coulbeck, Lee: 159 votes recorded

Dasein, Billy M: 159 votes recorded

Hogan, Catherine Mary: 195 votes recorded

Quibell, Karl Andrew: 211 votes recorded

Rudd, Kay: 788 votes recorded

Number of ballot papers rejected: 11

16:44 – Liberal Democrats hold two East Marsh ward seats with Kay Rudd re-elected until 2024 and Nicola Aisthorpe elected until 2023.

16:32 – Turnout was 26.54% for the North East Lincolnshire local elections, not the 24.9% as previously reported.

16:14 – As we wait for the next results, here is the breakdown of results announced this afternoon:

Immingham Ward:

Astbury, Georgia Erin: 1144 votes recorded

Barton, Dave: 211 votes recorded

Newton, Nathan Roy: 29 votes recorded

Turner, Dan: 273 votes recorded

Watson, David Aaron: 721 votes recorded

Number of ballot papers rejected: 17

Humberston and New Waltham ward:

Dawkins, Hayden Alexander: 2232 votes recorded

Jolly, Warren Peter: 97 votes recorded

Mitchell, Dave: 38 votes recorded

Townsend, Ian Keith: 553 votes recorded

Number of ballot papers rejected: 29

Park Ward:

Blake, Anthony Alan: 57 votes recorded

De Freitas, David Michael: 450 votes recorded

Greenfield, Angela Heather: 68 votes recorded

Lobley, Neil Andrew: 39 votes recorded

Shutt, Kevin Gregory: 676 votes recorded

Westcott, Daniel: 1444 votes recorded

Number of ballot papers rejected: 17

16:09 – Conservatives gain Park ward seat with Daniel Westcott elected

16:04 – Conservatives hold Humberston and New Waltham ward seat with Hayden Dawkins elected.

15:59 – Conservatives gain Immingham ward seat with Georgia Astbury elected

15:54 – Immingham ward results are expected shortly. In the meantime, here are the results in full from Croft Baker:

Croft Baker Ward

Best, Julian Darren: 34 votes recorded

Horobin, Roy: 407 votes recorded

Parkinson, Jill Andrea: 88 votes recorded

Reynolds, Graham Donald: 1083 votes recorded

Wheatley, Kathryn Helen: 728 votes recorded

Number of ballot papers rejected: 24

15:49 – Conservatives gain Croft Baker ward seat with Graham David Reynolds elected

14:24 – Whilst we’re on a break, here are the detailed results for those wards already announced.

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Freshney Ward:

Barber, Cliff: 758 votes recorded

Brasted, Tanya: 1105 votes recorded

Clifford, Daryl Marc: 36 votes recorded

Shaw, Timothy John: 41 votes recorded

Number of ballot papers rejected: 13

Haverstoe Ward:

Parkinson, Bill: 2094 votes recorded

Rodwell, Ian Stuart: 519 votes recorded

Teakle, Katie: 247 votes recorded

Tuplin, Phil: 54 votes recorded

Number of ballot papers rejected: 26

Heneage Ward:

Bolton, David: 64 votes recorded

Clough, Emma Louise: 734 votes recorded

Driver, Adam: 73 votes recorded

Francis, Trevor Anthony: 57 votes recorded

Smith, Mark: 931 votes recorded

Number of ballot papers rejected: 8

Sidney Sussex Ward:

Bonner, Les: 74 votes recorded

Gee, Mark Patrick: 47 votes recorded

Robinson, Brian Malcolm: 790 votes recorded

Rogers, Gaynor: 618 votes recorded

Smith, Angela: 92 votes recorded

Number of ballot papers rejected: 9

South Ward:

Batson, Paul David: 628 votes recorded

Bramley, Jane Elizabeth: 126 votes recorded

Emmerson, Loyd Layton: 112 votes recorded

Mill, Sheldon James: 533 votes recorded

O’Flynn, Val: 13 votes recorded

Number of ballot papers rejected: 11

Yarborough Ward:

Barlow, Kieran Ian: 83 votes recorded

Kaczmarek, Edward Thomas Peter: 561 votes recorded

Mellors, Tim: 21 votes recorded

Sandford, Martyn Lewis: 1104 votes recorded

Stephen, Liam: 114 votes recorded

Number of ballot papers rejected: 20

14:18 – Count staff are now taking a break. Counting will resume at 3pm for the following wards: East Marsh, Scartho, Immingham, Croft Baker, Park, and Humberston and New Waltham.

Count staff are now taking a break before resuming at 3pm.

13:53 – Conservatives hold Haverstoe ward seat with Bill Parkinson re-elected

13:47 – Conservatives gain Sidney Sussex ward seat with Brian Robinson elected

13:41 – Conservatives gain Heneage ward seat with Mark Smith elected.

13:37 – More detail around the previous results are starting to come in.

Freshney Ward:

Barber, Cliff: 758 votes recorded

Brasted, Tanya: 1105 votes recorded

Clifford, Daryl Marc: 36 votes recorded

Shaw, Timothy John: 41 votes recorded

Number of ballot papers rejected: 13

13:35 – Conservatives gain Freshney ward seat with Tanya Brasted elected.

13:28 – Conservatives gain South ward seat with Paul Batson elected.

13:20 – Conservatives gain Yarborough ward seat with Martyn Sandford elected.

12:32 – Count for the first six wards is now underway. Freshney, Heneage, Yarborough, Sidney Sussex, South and Haverstoe wards will be counted first.

Count times for the NEL Council election

12:30 – the confirmed turnout for the PCC elections in our borough is 25.15%

11:45 – Returning Officer, Chief Executive of North East Lincolnshire Council, Rob Walsh, has just announced that the turnout of the Ward Councillor elections in our borough is 26.54%.

11:35 – A few stats: This year, 99,231 people are eligible to vote for councillors in North East Lincolnshire Council this year. This is made up of 15,429 voters who have chosen to vote by post, and 83,802 eligible to vote at polling stations.

Meanwhile, in the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner elections, all voters in North East Lincolnshire are eligible to vote across all 15 wards – 116,055 electors. This is made up of 17,953 postal voters and 98,102 at polling station voters.

11:20 – The verification process is almost complete. The count floors are looking slightly less busy than usual, with fewer people present. Desks and chairs have been adjusted to account for social distancing, and screens are in place separating count staff from candidates and observers.

The count has this year been split across the Auditorium hall and the gymnasium next door at Grimsby Leisure Centre.

10:36 – This year, the election is for one Councillor in North East Lincolnshire Council for each of the following Wards:

  • Croft Baker
  • Freshney
  • Haverstoe
  • Heneage
  • Humberston and New Waltham
  • Immingham
  • Park 
  • Sidney Sussex
  • South
  • Yarborough                       

There is an election for two Councillors in each of the following Wards:

  • East Marsh
  • Scartho

There were no NELC elections in the Waltham, West Marsh and Wolds Wards.

Additionally this year, there is an election for the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner. The votes from North East Lincolnshire will be counted tomorrow (Saturday), and the results will be announced by East Riding of Yorkshire Council this weekend.

10:17 – Polling stations across the area opened at 7am yesterday for voters to cast their ballots.

A variety of local buildings are used each year as polling stations, including schools, cabins and church halls are used each year as polling stations.

09:00 – Verification for the count has just begun. This is where staff count the postal ballot papers and verify that the number of ballot papers in postal ballot boxes matches the numbers recorded by the Returning Officer. Staff also count the ballot papers from each polling station. They verify that the number of ballot papers matches the number of papers issued, as recorded on the Presiding Officer’s ballot paper accounts. The Returning Officer produces a statement showing how many ballot papers have been received against how many ballot papers were expected. The count will not start until this stage is complete.

Thursday 6 May

22:30 – Ballot boxes have started arriving at the count venue following the close of polls at 10pm.

Ballot boxes begin arriving at the count venue.

16:33 – Voting in a polling station is a little different this year, with measures being put in place to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading.

The Council issued a video in the run-up to the election showing electors what to expect:

14:45 – Polling stations across North East Lincolnshire opened this morning at 7am for residents to cast their ballots.

Information about the election is available at www.nelincs.gov.uk/your-council/elections-and-voting.

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