Town set for all-out elections

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THE FIRST-EVER all-out elections which will see all 37 West Lindsey District and Town councillors elected on the same day is set to take place.

The elections have been announced for Thursday 5th May.

Elections for all Town and Parish Councils will be held on the same day and you will also be able to have your say in the United Kingdom Alternative Vote Referendum.

A spokesman from WLDC said: “Since the inception of West Lindsey in 1974 elections have been held ‘by thirds’ which meant that only a third of the seats were contested three years out of four.”

“But now the council has decided that all elections for the district, town and parish councils will take place on the same day once every four years.”

They added: “In making this decision, councillors said it would reduce confusion and maximise turnout.”

“It is also anticipated that a clear vision and priorities can be developed over a four year period without the impact of changes in political control.”

Leader of West Lindsey District Council Burt Keimach said that the idea would save thousands.

“The change will save the council £60,000 over a four-year period and at a time when there is so much pressure on the public purse that should not be ignored,” he said

Each elector entitled to vote will receive a poll card which will give details of their local polling station.

Polling takes place between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 5th May and the results will be announced overnight from approximately 2am onwards.

Residents can keep up to date with all developments by logging on to www.west-lindsey.gov.uk as they will be publishing the results for each ward as they are announced.