All posts tagged "politics"

  • Prescot & Whiston Town Councils Turn Green as Labour Lose All Seats

    Whiston Town Council is now 100% Green, and Prescot Town Council is Green-controlled, with 7 Green councillors to 5 Lib Dem. No Labour members remain on either town council after last Thursday’s local elections. All seats were...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Knowsley Elections: Green Gains, Labour Losses, Lib Dems Remain Steady

    The Green Party made significant gains on Knowsley Council in yesterday’s local elections (Thursday 2 May 2019), unseating Labour borough councillors in two seats. In Prescot South, Cllr Joanne Burke – pictured with Green MP Caroline Lucas...

    • Posted May 3, 2019
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  • Local Elections: Greens Take Prescot South from Labour

    The Greens pulled off a sizeable win over Labour last night (Thursday 3 May) to take Prescot South. Kai Taylor gained 1,520 to Lynn O’Keeffe’s 736, becoming the first Green Party candidate ever to win a seat...

    • Posted May 4, 2018
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  • Knowsley Council Elections: 3 May 2018

    Local elections take place across the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley on Thursday 3 May 2018. Candidates for Prescot and Whiston are as follows: PRESCOT NORTH Tony Ely (Labour) Aaron Waters (Conservative) Frances Wynn (Lib Dem) PRESCOT SOUTH...

    • Posted April 9, 2018
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  • Labour Win Big for Knowsley, St Helens South & Whiston

    In a general election that resulted in a hung parliament – with Theresa May’s Conservatives gaining the most votes of any party – voters in Prescot, Whiston and Rainhill elected Labour to represent them. In the Knowsley...

    • Posted June 9, 2017
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  • General Election: Who’s Standing for Parliament in Knowsley?

    With the General Election just three weeks away, here’s a run-down of the candidates you can vote for if you live in Prescot, Whiston or Rainhill. Unsure which constituency you are in? Type in your postcode or...

    • Posted May 18, 2017
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  • Prescot East By-election Is 9 February

    A by-election will go ahead in the Prescot Town Council ward of Prescot East on Thursday 9 February. The vacancy has arisen due to non-attendance by Cllr Heather Baker. The three candidates standing so far are (quotes...

    • Posted January 9, 2017
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  • Ask the Candidates: Prescot & Whiston Local Elections

    On Thursday 5 May 2o16, Knowsley will go to the polls to elect a new council. Every seat in the borough – that’s 45 councillors, recently cut down from 63 – will be up for grabs. What...

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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  • Knowsley Boundaries Change for 2016 Local Elections

    The number, size and layout of council wards in Knowsley will look different in the upcoming local elections. Following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission, Knowsley residents will now elect 45 councillors instead of the...

    • Posted February 25, 2016
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  • Knowsley’s Broken Democracy, Part 2: Absolute Power

    The second in a series of opinion pieces by the editor. (Read Part 1 here.) (Too long, didn’t read? The gist: A one-party council is never democratic. With no opposition, local government can do whatever it likes. Vote...

    • Posted February 23, 2016
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