Local Election Results 2016

After the usual long day and night yesterday Bury Council remained under Labour Control. The Conservatives did better than when this round of seats were last contested four years ago winning 6 seats compared to just 3 four years ago. The Liberal Democrats gained a seat too. The full results can be found on the Council website www.bury.gov.uk

My congratulations to all those who won and commiserations to those who fought so hard and lost. Having fought very many local elections over the years and lost I know exactly how it feels.

Local election nominations 2016

The deadline for candidates being nominated to contest this year’s local elections passed on Thursday and yesterday the full list of those nominated was published. In Bury Labour and the Conservatives are contesting every one of the 17 seats with the Greens, Liberal Democrats and UKIP also fielding candidates in some seats. The full list can be found here