Felixstowe Councillor Elected as Leader of New East Suffolk Authority

Felixstowe Councillor Steve Gallant has been elected the first ever Leader of the new East Suffolk Council and has spoken of his desire to “build a future for the district that captures its limitless potential.” Details of the actual vote on the leadership were not published, and the vote is held behind closed doors – but Conservative councillors who were at the group meeting that … Continue reading Felixstowe Councillor Elected as Leader of New East Suffolk Authority

European Elections – Eastern Region Results

So in spite of the European Elections being pretty much a waste of time in practical terms – given that the elected MEPs will scarcely have time to get their feet under the table before the Oct 31st deadline to leave the EU looms – turnout over the country was up on 2014 – and most seemed to have used the opportunity as a tactical … Continue reading European Elections – Eastern Region Results

European Elections May 23rd – Who is Standing?

The European Parliamentary Elections are being held on Thursday 23rd May and unless the United Kingdom leaves the European Union prior to that date, voting to elect MEPs will take place.  Whatever your views on the pointlessness or otherwise of these elections, given that in all events the UK is due to leave by Oct 31st , the MEPs will in theory have a short shelf life … Continue reading European Elections May 23rd – Who is Standing?

Felixstowe Town Council Elections – Results

The other election on May 2nd was for Felixstowe Town Council – which had also had a change of Ward boundaries creating four new wards. Not surprisingly the Conservatives retained control – but there is now a few more parties in the mix- which can only be good for the decision making process. In all sixteen councillors were elected – resulting in 12 Conservatives, 3 … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Elections – Results

Local Election Results – East Suffolk Bucks The Trend – Tories Remain In Power

May 2nd saw a difficult night across the country for the two main parties who both got a bloody nose – and it was a good night for both the Greens who gained power in places they had only dreamed of before, and the Lib Dems who had a resurgence in support not seen for 15 years. But this was not the story in East … Continue reading Local Election Results – East Suffolk Bucks The Trend – Tories Remain In Power

May 2nd Election – Felixstowe Town Council Candidates Announced

As well as electing a whole new set of councillors to the new East Suffolk District Council – May 2nd also sees elections for Felixstowe Town Council. There are new ward boundaries here too with four new wards being created : Coastal, Marshes, Port & Walton If you would like to see how they compare to the previous wards go to this link. https://www.felixstowe.gov.uk/about-felixstowe-tc/wards/ The … Continue reading May 2nd Election – Felixstowe Town Council Candidates Announced

Local Elections Coming Up – Who is Standing For East Suffolk?

May 2nd is polling day for both the new district council of East Suffolk and our parish councils. Polls will open from 7am until 10pm on May 2nd and the count will take place at Waterlane Leisure centre in Lowestoft from 9am the following day. Counting in the Town and Parish elections will begin at 9.30am on Saturday May 4. This article will look at … Continue reading Local Elections Coming Up – Who is Standing For East Suffolk?

New Mayor Elected For Felixstowe.

At its Annual Meeting of 16th May, Felixstowe Town Council elected Councillor Graham Newman as the Mayor of Felixstowe for the Municipal Year 2018/19, taking over from Cllr Nick Barber.  Cllr Newman last held the office of Mayor in 2014. On the same evening Cllr Tracey Green was appointed as the Deputy Mayor. On accepting the office of Mayor, Cllr Graham Newman, who has been … Continue reading New Mayor Elected For Felixstowe.

Suffolk County Council – Election Results

Yesterday saw the election for seats to County councils for the next four years and for our county results were similar  as those throughout the whole of the UK in that UKIP votes evaporated and most of the gains went to the Conservatives with both Labour and the Liberal Democrats losing out. Suffolk saw the Conservatives take 52 of the 75 seats available on the … Continue reading Suffolk County Council – Election Results