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Single local election sees greater turnout in Sheffield UK News

Whether it was the flexibility of working from home, an increase in postal votes or the many ballots, voters turned out in greater numbers this week and rocked the Sheffield Council.

He was pushed into no global control for the first time in a decade by the Green Party and the Liberal Democrats.

Sheffield’s Labor not only lost control of the council with eight-seat losses – five to the Greens and three to the Liberal Democrats – but lost their leader Bob Johnson.

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It remains to be seen exactly how no comprehensive control will work for the board, the parties will need to work out a plan together.

Ecclesall had the highest turnout of any neighborhood in Sheffield, at 54%, an increase of around 5% from the last local election.

The lowest turnout was in the city neighborhood at just 18%, but it was an increase of about 4% from the neighborhood turnout in the 2019 local election.

The only neighborhood that saw a large drop in turnout was Nether Edge and Sharrow, with 40.3%, down about 4% in the last local election.

Kate Josephs, returning officer and chief executive of the council, confirmed yesterday that the number of requests for postal votes has increased by around 15,000 this year, bringing Sheffield’s total to around 95,000 registered voters.

After today’s count, she said: “This year’s election will go down in history, with teams across the country working tirelessly to organize safe and accurate elections. I want to say a huge thank you to them and everyone – whatever their vote – for playing their part in Sheffield’s democracy. “

In addition to town councilors, residents voted on a referendum on how the council is run and a Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire.

Some in Ecclesfield also voted for parish councilors and those living in Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield or Tapton voted in a referendum on whether to adopt a neighborhood plan.

The results of the referendums and the Commissioner for Police and Crime will be announced on Monday, May 10.

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Source: www.thestar.co.uk
This notice was published: 2021-05-07 19:05:35