Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 14°C

Search

Ipswich/Colchester: Towns prepare to go to the polls in borough elections

06:00 21 May 2014

See our websites for live coverage tomorrow night

See our websites for live coverage tomorrow night

As Britain prepares to go to the polls in tomorrow’s elections for the European parliament, candidates are facing an unnerving few days waiting for the results.

Polling stations open at 7am 
tomorrow, closing at 10pm.

In Ipswich and Colchester there are elections for the borough 
councils at the same time and there are also a few by-elections in other districts.

The results in both Ipswich and Colchester local elections will be declared overnight, but because of the complexity of separating the European ballot papers first, the results are not expected to be declared until the early hours of Friday morning.

In Ipswich the Labour majority on the borough is unlikely to be threatened with 17 of the 48 seats up for election.

In Colchester, which is run by a coalition administration, the result could be more doubtful – both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will be hoping to build on their positions.

However in both councils much 
of the attention is likely to focus 
on the impact of UKIP on the election.

A strong performance by the anti-EU party in the Euro-election could lead to UKIP candidates also being voted on to local councils.

Most countries in Europe will 
be voting over the weekend, so 
the count for the European poll does not take place until Sunday 
evening.

It will be held at Chelmsford and cover the whole region.

A total of seven MEPs will be elected by a proportional representation system.

The time of the result will depend on the turnout tomorrow – but most experts expect the results to be confirmed between 10pm and 11pm on Sunday night.

We shall be covering the counts online and will also be publishing the full results as soon as possible after they are confirmed.

See our website from 10pm for live updates from the election counts.

1 comment

  • Come on UKIP !, £50 million a day to belong to a 'Restrictive Club' ?, get real !!

    Report this comment

    freedomf

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Investigations are under way after a man died at a go-karting race circuit.

Strictly Come Dancing officially started at the weekend, with Daisy Lowe now at the top of the leaderboard and Ed Balls at the bottom.

Over recent weeks we have visited schools around Ipswich capturing children enjoying their first days of school.

A 25-year-old woman missing from Felixstowe has been found.

A drug addict has had two allegations of theft dropped against him after the prosecution went over the deadline to bring charges.

A 23-year-old man has been charged after two police officers were taken to hospital for treatment following alleged assaults when they responded to reports of a domestic incident in Stowmarket.

Around 2,000 potentially dangerous manicure products have been intercepted at the Port of Felixstowe.

World-renowned architects are in the shortlist to design the Upper Orwell Crossing in Ipswich, it has been revealed.

For 10 weeks this summer they were part of the furniture in Ipswich town centre, greeting commuters as they arrived at the station, making shoppers smile as they walked around town and bringing out the inner child in us all.

An accounts worker who stole thousands of pounds from an Ipswich building company over two years has been warned she could be given an immediate prison sentence.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24