It’s local election time and Nailed will be explaining the where, when, how and what residents of DE56 will be voting for this May.
The elections to Amber Valley Borough Council in Derbyshire will take place on Thursday 5th May 2016. One third of the council seats will be up for grabs with the Conservative party currently holding overall control of the council.
As it stands, the composition of the council is:
- Conservative 24
- Labour 21
Residents will also be asked to cast their vote on who will be the new Police and Crime Commissioner.
Polls will be open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday, May 5th
Your nearest polling station will be written on your polling card or you can contact your local authority.
More information about the elections, including voting by post, can be found at the AVBC website here: http://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/councillors,-democracy-and-elections/elections/elections-05-may-2016.aspx
We have a Winner!
What happens after the polls close? Well, the results for each individual race will be announced between 2am on Friday, May 6th and the end of Saturday, May 7th.
A majority of the counting will be done on the night of the election, but in an effort to save money some constituencies and regions may choose to count the votes the following day.
We reached out and asked a candidate from each party to submit their vision for the town. Below are the links to those that responded. In the interest of fairness we have now closed submissions. You can find all the articles under our Politics tab on the main menu.
- Green Party: Sue MacFarlane
- Labour Party: Ben Bellamy and Maurice Neville
- Conservative Party: Cllr Alan Cox
- Liberal Democrats:
- Independent: Dave Fisher
We want to hear from you.
Your opinion matters. Do you know who your candidates are? Have you been informed of their policies? Have they spoken about the local issues that affect you? Have you met them in person? Is political infighting putting you off the process? Do they represent how you feel?
Comment below and tell us about your experience.