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North East Lincolnshire Local Elections 2022

10:16 pm, Thursday, 5th May 2022 - 2 years ago

Councillors and democracy

Tune in to this page throughout the evening to follow all of the latest updates on this year’s local elections.

02:12 – And that’s a wrap. The Returning Officer has just finished thanking the staff and all those involved in this year’s election. From us here in the Council’s Communications Team, thank you for tuning in.

02:11 – Scartho Ward – Conservative Hold – Cllr Ron Shepherd re-elected

02:08 – Park Ward – Conservative Hold– Cllr Paul Silvester re-elected

02:03 – Croft Baker Ward – Conservative Hold – Cllr Oliver Freeston re-elected

Cllr Oliver Freeston looks on as the result for Croft Baker Ward is announced

01:59 – Humberston and New Waltham Ward – Conservative Hold – Cllr Stephen Harness re-elected

The Returning Officer announces the result for Humberston & New Waltham Ward

01:56 – Haverstoe Ward – Conservative Party Hold – Cllr Margaret Cracknell re-elected

The Returning Officer announces the result for Haverstoe Ward

01:52 – Heneage Ward – Labour Gain – Cllr Kevin Shutt elected

The Returning Officer announces the result for Heneage Ward

01:47 – Immingham Ward – Conservative Hold – Cllr Stewart Swinburn re-elected

Cllr Stewart Swinburn on stage as the Returning Officer announces the result for Immingham Ward

01:45 – Freshney Ward – Independent Gain – Cllr Steve Holland elected

Independent Councillor Steve Holland looks on as the results for Freshney Ward are announced.

01:36 – East Marsh Ward – Liberal Democrat Hold – Cllr Lynsey McLean elected

East Marsh Councillors look on as the Returning Officer announces the results

01:36 – East Marsh Ward – Liberal Democrat Hold – Cllr Steve Beasant re-elected

01:28 – South Ward – Labour Hold – Cllr Tim Mickleburgh re-elected

The result for South Ward is announced

01:25 – Yarborough Ward – Conservative Hold – Cllr James Cairns re-elected #LE2022 #NELection #LocalElections

Yarborough Ward result is announced by the Returning Officer

01:21 – Freshney Ward will go to a recount

01:17 – Sidney Sussex Ward – Labour Hold – Cllr Sophia Farren elected

Cllr Sophia Farren speaks after being elected to represent Sidney Sussex Ward

01:11 – West Marsh Ward – Labour Hold – Cllr Kathryn Wheatley elected

The Returning Officer announces the result of the West Marsh local election

01:06 – Yarborough Ward has gone to a recount

01:01 – Waltham Ward – Conservative Hold – Cllr Nick Pettigrew re-elected

The Returning Officer announces the results for Waltham Ward

00:56 – Wolds Ward – Conservative Hold – Cllr David Hasthorpe re-elected

Cllr David Hasthorpe speaks after being elected Councillor for Wolds Ward

00:52 – Wolds Ward is expected to be announced shortly.

00:42 – Overall turnout for North East Lincolnshire stands at 25.09%.

00:13 – All wards have now completed the verification process.

00:07 – Verification for Park, Sidney Sussex, Scartho, Humberston and New Waltham, and Haverstoe Wards has now been completed and counting for those wards will now begin.

22:56 – The verification process for Waltham and Heneage Wards have now been completed. Counting for these wards will now start.

22:54 – Immingham and Wolds Wards have finished the verification process and the count for those wards have now begun.

23:49 – Before the pace picks up, now is an ideal opportunity to give a shout out to our colleagues in the local and regional media. Tonight, we’re joined by reporters, photographers and technical staff from BBC Radio Humberside, BBC Look North East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Grimsby Live and GI Grimsby News.

They’ll all be reporting on the local election results as they’re announced throughout the night.

23:39 – The verification for the East Marsh Ward has now finished. Counting of the votes for that ward will now begin.

23:19 – If you’re not planning to stay up past midnight, you can catch the results in the morning on our elections page:

23:12 – Before the ballot slips can be counted, they need to go through the verification process. This involves counting up the total number of votes cast. At this point, all used and unused equipment, paperwork, ballot slips, the electoral list and any other used or unused materials needs to be handed in.

22:44 – A reminder of last year’s local elections in our patch. Turnout was 24.9% and the election saw 14 candidates elected as Councillors.

22:30 – This year we had 97 polling stations across North East Lincolnshire. These take the form of village halls, school classrooms and portacabins.

22:25 – We’re starting to see more ballot boxes arriving now. Remember that these boxes have to travel from across the length and breadth of the borough, so some will arrive later than others.

22:10 – The first ballot box has arrived! Verification of the ballot slips will now commence.

The first ballot box arrives!
The first ballot box has arrived!

22:00 – Polls close and we’re live from Grimsby Auditorium awaiting the arrival of the first ballot boxes.

The floor of Grimsby Auditorium is a hive of activity ahead of the election count.
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