Archive for Wales
Back last May, the count was messed up in one ward at the Denbighshire County Council elections: Returning officer and council chief executive Mohammed Mehmet said a block of ballot papers which should have been allocated to the Labour candidate Paul Penlington were “inadvertently” allocated to Tory Allan Pennington, who won the last of the [...]
Preparations for next month's police and crime elections in Wales have been called a "shambles" after it emerged an estimated £350,000 worth of ballots papers are likely to be shredded.
Previously we reported how a block of votes for Labour candidate Paul Penlington were wrongly counted as being for similarly named Conservative rival Allan Pennington in the Prestatyn North ward count this May. The High Court has now ordered a recount: Denbighshire blamed human error after votes cast for Labour’s Paul Penlington were counted for [...]
Council chief executives would only be paid as returning officers for work they do outside their normal office hours under proposals from the Welsh government.
Voters had to take some care when voting in Prestatyn North on May 3rd, as the Labour candidate was called Paul Penlington and the Conservative Allan Pennington. But the council's counting staff did not take the same care when it came to the count.
Following a referral by Cardiff Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, the police are investigating one of the city’s Labour council candidates over allegations that he provided a false home address for use on the ballot papers. Luke Holland gave as his address a property that he moved out of last year. However that old address is [...]
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From WalesOnline: Labour has pulped 5,000 copies of a Cardiff council election leaflet because it contains a resident’s comment that they “can’t apply for most jobs in Wales because you need to speak Welsh”… A Welsh Labour spokesman said: “Following external production of a leaflet for the Ely ward in Cardiff, the local party identified [...]
A set of Welsh Political Figures Playing Cards has just been released, featuring hand-drawn caricatures of 54 Welsh figures from across the political spectrum and across the decades. No prizes for guessing who one of the jokers is… There are some lovely pictures in the full set, including David Lloyd George, Ramsay MacDonald and James [...]
The Welsh Liberal Democrats report: The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has welcomed the budget deal between Labour and the Liberal Democrats that will deliver an extra £450 directly to local schools for each child on free school meals. The total package will mean that schools in Swansea, Neath [...]