Stevenage and North Herts prepare to go to the polls

10:20 16 April 2012

....

....

Archant

A THIRD of the council will be up for election in both North Herts and Stevenage.

There are 15 seats up for election at North Herts District Council (NHDC), when voters go to the polls on May 3.

There are five apiece in Letchworth GC and Hitchin, two in Baldock, and one each in Knebworth, Chesfield and Hitchwood Offa and Hoo.

The Tory run council currently has 34 Conservative councillors, eight Liberal Democrats, and seven Labour.

David Scholes, NHDC’s chief executive, said: “Voting in the local elections will enable residents to help decide the way key local services are delivered over the next five years, giving them a voice on issues that directly affect their communities.”

At Stevenage Borough Council, there are 13 seats up for election.

Representatives from the Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Green Party, UKIP and Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts parties are standing across those wards.

The Labour controlled council is currently made up of 27 Labour councillors, nine Conservatives and three Liberal Democrats.

• The deadline to register to vote in this year’s election or apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday. For more information, visit the relevant council website.

For all the stories in the run up to local elections, visit our election section by clicking on the link in the top right-hand corner. You can also view candidates by clicking on the relevant link.

Related articles

0 comments

Police were called to a fight in Hitchin on Saturday night.

A man in his 30s was taken to hospital after a fight at a late-night bar and restaurant in Hitchin.

17:20
Bedfordshire police has issued a warning to Meppershall villagers after two burglaries in one afternoon.

A warning has been issued to villagers after two homes were raided in one afternoon.

15:37
The Chokeables advert by St John Ambulance.

Three celebrities have thrown their weight behind a new campaign to inform parents how to save a choking baby.

10:52
The scene of the crash in Hitchin Road, Stevenage, which left one car on its roof. Picture: Chris Pike.

Two cars have rolled over and ended up on their roofs in separate Stevenage crashes on the A602 which took place within 20 minutes of each other.

”North

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition today E-edition