2013 Local Elections, By-elections in Prescot and Whiston

By on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ballot_boxConfused? You should be. Nationwide, local elections are set for Thursday 2 May. By-elections for Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council seats are set for Thursday 4 April. But in Whiston, a town council seat is up for grabs on Thursday 25 April.

Knowsley Council’s very poor elections web page seems designed to put people off participating in local democracy (I feel a rant coming on). So here’s the polling information for Prescot and Whiston, as I’ve managed to decipher it.

Thursday 4 April

  • Prescot East (Knowsley Council)
    • Candidates: Adam Butler (Conservative), Carl Cashman (Liberal Democrats), Steff O’Keefe (Labour)
  • Prescot West (Knowsley Council)
    • Candidates: Robert Avery (Conservative), Robert Mbanu (Green), Lynn O’Keefe (Labour), Ian Smith (Liberal Democrats), Stephen Whatham (Trade Unions and Socialists Against Cuts)
  • Prescot North West (Prescot Town Council)
    • Candidates: Carl Cashman (Liberal Democrats), Bill Johnson (Labour)

Thursday 18 April

  • Tushingham Ward (Whiston Town Council)
    • Candidates: Carl Cashman (Liberal Democrats), Mavis Doreen Kayes (Labour)

Polling stations are open from 7.00am to 10.00pm.

If you are a registered voter in any of the above wards, you should have received a polling card in the post from Knowsley Council.


  1. Forsyth

    Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Why did i not receive voting forms l352ye in whiston

    • admin

      Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Which is your ward? If it’s Tushingham, you should have received a voting card for 18 April. There were no elections in other Whiston wards this year.

      If you should have received one and didn’t, I suggest contacting Knowsley Elections on 0151 443 2222 or by email to elections@knowsley.gov.uk.

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