Labour’s Phil Walkling is Bournville’s newest local councillor after defeating Nigel Dawkins with a majority of 307 in the local elections. The result comes on a night when Labour have gained overall control of Birmingham City Council.
WITH local elections taking place in just over a weeks’ time, it’s essential to look at the importance of voting. With voter turnout on the decline (going from 67.85% in 2010 to just 45.6% in 2011), here is my top five reasons why YOU should make yourself heard and cast your vote on May 3rd.
THE City Council have helpfully produced a map of where the polling stations are for Bournville Ward in the upcoming council election and mayoral referendum on May 3rd.
The candidates for Local Elections on May 3rd have been announced. The current councillor is Nigel Dawkins (Conservative). Amongst the parties challenging him will be a new party called ‘Communities Against the Cuts’.
On 3rd May 2012 Bournville residents along with the rest of Birmingham will be invited to participate in a referendum, the outcome of which will determine how Birmingham City Council will be run. Here we take an overview of the issues for and against.