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Young people in and from Stevenage explain why they are voting to 'Remain' IN the European Union on 23rd June!

Joy and disappointment as labour gain votes in good turnout, but narrowly lose one councillor!

Stevenage Borough Council elections are now over, results have been counted and verified and commendations are made for a fantastic campaign which has delivered a clear message.

Following a strong campaign, led by Campaign Manager Jeannette Thomas, in which over 50 members and volunteers delivered election addresses, reminder cards, tweets and not forgetting of course canvassing in both sunshine and sleet, votes were cast at polling stations across the town and by post and proxy from as far afield as Canada.

As the sun went down on 4 teams of supporters still out knocking doors on a long day of canvassing, the scene was being set for a little more sweating at Stevenage Leisure Centre for the counting of votes.

Candidates and agents kept a close eye on proceedings as ballot papers in each ward were separated and counted, but in due course it became clear that Stevenage Labour's strong team and dedication had once again delivered for our town.

Having lost her seat last year in Longmeadow, Jackie Holywell won 104 votes ahead of Liberal Democrat candidate Stephen Booth in Chells, but unfortunately despite gaining ground in Longmeadow and receiving 40% of its votes, Lorraine Bell narrowly missed retaining her place in the council by just 7 votes.

Manor remained a Lib Dem stronghold, where Monika Cherney-Craw valiantly stood for Labour in the ward with the highest turnout of 42.2%, whereas John Mead was returned with 53% of votes cast in the lowest turnout, 29.6%, in Shephall.

In other wards 32-38% of the electorate cast their votes and Labour candidates held their seats firmly with Jim Callaghan making also making a significant dent in Conservative Woodfield with 30.5% of the vote. Click here for the full results table.

In PCC elections, Stevenage voters also sent a clear message to the Tories, with our candidate, Mr Kerry Pollard, receiving 8390 votes (39%) in comparison to 6755 (31%) for Conservative candidate David Lloyd. Turnout accross the county was 29%, compared with Stevenage's 33%, however in the end after second preferences were taken into account from 72063 ballots, David Lloyd was returned as Police and Crime Commissioner with 60% of the vote. MEP Richard Howitt, who made 3 visits to Stevenage since our AGM in February, assisting with telephone canvassing and door-knocking and appearing with candidates on BBC Look East, tweeted Kerry's 40% as 'a credible result for @UKLabour'.

Congratulations go out to all candidates, winners and losers, once again for their dedication and service to our communities and special mentions of thanks are extended to: Janet Raynor, Joan Lloyd, Sharon Taylor and Jeannette Thomas for their time and effort at Popple Way office for the past three months - organising election addresses, door-knocking sheets, calling cards... [I mustn't forget coffee and biscuits!]... and to Ralph Raynor with his excellent attention to detail, in his last year as Agent.

We do not give up, we do not give in and we fight on!

Joy and Disappointment!

Joy and disappointment as labour gain votes in good turnout, but narrowly lose one councillor! Stevenage Borough Council elections are now over, results have been counted and verified and commendations...

A special message for Stevenage residents from your MEP Richard Howitt.  

Richard Howitt MEP for Eastern Region yesterday recorded this special message for Stevenage voters, recognising the hard work and dedication of local councillors and candidates for today's local government elections.

Following report of a £180 millions European investment in Stevenage's space industry, viewers of yesterday's 'Look East' on BBC will have seen Richard Howitt (@14 minutes in) with supporters standing up with your councillors Richard Henry, Jim Brown and Maureen McKay who are standing for re-election in St. Nicholas, Old Town and Martins Wood Wards.

Councillors and candidates will be at polling stations across the town throughout the day hoping to hear from you, but unfortunately can't be everywhere at once, therefore our team of dedicated volunteers will be keeping the party office (01438 222800) staffed throughout the day.

Your local ward candidates are on our Elections Info page, but you also have a vote for Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner. Mr Kerry Pollard stands as our candidate to oppose Tory cuts and halt the rising crime rate our region has experienced as a result.

It's a beautiful day to take part in shaping the future of your town! 

You don't need your polling card or ID to vote - just turn up.

If you have a postal vote, it's not too late - polling stations will also accept your sealed ballot papers.

Vote early! Vote Labour!

Vote today! Vote Labour!

A special message for Stevenage residents from your MEP Richard Howitt.  

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