It has been released today from RCC that there is not a contested election for the Parish Council.
As only 4 applicants applied, this means there will be no election however it does mean there is enough councillors to form a parish council with the availability for co-option, after May, for anyone who may have a change of heart and wishes to become a Parish Councillor. There are 4 seats available for co-option.
The election for Ward Councillor will take place due to 4 nominees for 2 Ward Councillor vacancies. The poll will take place on Thursday the 4th of May between 7am and 10pm.
Due to the way the 2015 Local Election must be administered, Rutland County Council is counting this year’s poll on Friday 8th May.
The count for the UK Parliamentary Election: Rutland and Melton Constituency was overseen by Melton Borough Council and took place at Melton Cattle Market, following the close of poll at 10pm on Thursday 7th May. You can view the full Parliamentary result here.
The Local Election count will take place at Victoria Hall in Oakham from 2pm, Friday 8th May 2015.
The count venue will not be open to the public however you can stay up-to-date with all the election results, as they are announced, by following us on Twitter(@RutlandCouncil).
A Live Election Blog will also appear on our website later today, streaming information and election results direct from Victoria Hall.
As we all know the Government elections take place on the 7th May 2015 in the Community Wing.
What many villagers may not know is that your local North Luffenham Parish Council election is taking place on the same day.
This is a vote to elect the people who will sit on a Parish Council and make decisions about the village: planning applications, the Oval and the local issues that affect us. They represent you and the collective interests of the village.
A North Luffenham Parish Council has not had a contested election for over 20 years due to the fact that there are more people wanting to sit on the Council than there are places available.
Your vote on the 7th May will elect the people or person that you want to represent you.
Over the next few days leading up to the election, the village website will post the manifestos/profiles of candidates that are seeking your vote.