So the people of Maltby have voted with a 32.24% turnout, and elected 3 Labour Party representatives.
No idea what it would take for the other 60 odd percent to actually turn out and vote.
I shall take consolation in the possibility that it’s more a case of the majority knowing that no matter what the “scandal” or despicable actions of many, nothing ever does or ever will change.
Those who govern and represent us “learn lessons” and no one is found accountable.
C’est la vie.
Election of a Borough Councillor for Maltby on Thursday 5 May 2016
I, Sharon Kemp, being the Returning Officer at this election, do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each Candidate is as follows:
|Name of Candidate||Description (if any)||Number of Votes*|
|BALL Simon Ashley||Independent||452|
|BEAUMONT Christine||Labour Party||1,181 ELECTED|
|JARVIS Roger||UK Independence Party (UKIP)||948|
|PRICE Richard||Labour Party||984 ELECTED|
|RUSHFORTH Amy||Labour Party||1,037 ELECTED|
|SALT Jane Rosemary||The Conservative Party Candidate||188|
* If elected the word ‘Elected’ appears against the number of votes.
|The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:||Number of ballot papers|
|A||Want of an official mark||0|
|B||Voting for more Candidates than the voter was entitled to||4|
|C||Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified||0|
|D||Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty||6|
|E||Rejected in part||0|
|Vacant seats||3||Electorate||8,725||Ballot papers issued||2,813||Turnout||32.24%|
I do hereby declare that the said Christine Beaumont, Richard Price and Amy Rushforth are duly elected Councillors for the Maltby Ward.