Warrington goes to the polls

A polling station in Lymm this morning

A polling station in Lymm this morning

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THE polling stations are open today as the town goes to the polls in the local and European elections.

Warrington Borough Council will be counting the votes tomorrow to decide who will become a councillor in 19 wards up for grabs.

To see a list of the full candidates in each ward visit here.

The European vote count will take place on Sunday evening in line with the rest of Europe as the north west chooses its MEPs for the next five years.

Visit warringtonguardian.co.uk tomorrow for our live blog from the count for all the results as they come in.

And you will also be able to find out more on the European vote here too.

 

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10:09am Thu 22 May 14

moleogod says...

please not UKIP
please not UKIP moleogod
  • Score: -7

12:53pm Thu 22 May 14

Uncoded says...

moleogod wrote:
please not UKIP
I would hope that the people of Warrington have more sense than to vote for this party. Afterall, UKIP have very few policies and haven't actually informed us how they will fulfill the promises they have made.
[quote][p][bold]moleogod[/bold] wrote: please not UKIP[/p][/quote]I would hope that the people of Warrington have more sense than to vote for this party. Afterall, UKIP have very few policies and haven't actually informed us how they will fulfill the promises they have made. Uncoded
  • Score: -7

1:03pm Thu 22 May 14

MikeJT says...

Whilst I will not be voting UKIP, I have to admit that I have only received "manifesto" material from one party in the run-up to these elections. If the other parties cant be bothered how can they criticise the public.
Whilst I will not be voting UKIP, I have to admit that I have only received "manifesto" material from one party in the run-up to these elections. If the other parties cant be bothered how can they criticise the public. MikeJT
  • Score: 5

1:49pm Thu 22 May 14

grey_man says...

It may not be a lack of will. I think politicians understand the contempt in which they are held and so what a big turnout will mean so they'd rather a smaller turnout - in which case their own party faithful have more influence with regard to the outcome.
It may not be a lack of will. I think politicians understand the contempt in which they are held and so what a big turnout will mean so they'd rather a smaller turnout - in which case their own party faithful have more influence with regard to the outcome. grey_man
  • Score: 1

2:11pm Thu 22 May 14

Karlar says...

UKIP -if nothing else - will inadvertently be acting the part of the "None of the above" box which our ballot papers should have to allow voters to show their disenchantment with our politicians. Politicians across the political spectrum have for so long have failed to see their behaviour and skewed interpretations of election results whatever the level of turnout is the major contributing cause of that public contempt.
UKIP -if nothing else - will inadvertently be acting the part of the "None of the above" box which our ballot papers should have to allow voters to show their disenchantment with our politicians. Politicians across the political spectrum have for so long have failed to see their behaviour and skewed interpretations of election results whatever the level of turnout is the major contributing cause of that public contempt. Karlar
  • Score: 7

2:40pm Thu 22 May 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

I'm voting PageA he seems to talk more sense than the other candidates!
I'm voting PageA he seems to talk more sense than the other candidates! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: -6

4:06pm Thu 22 May 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Also WG you misspelled polls it is actually poles! if you get my drift.
Also WG you misspelled polls it is actually poles! if you get my drift. GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: -5

5:00pm Thu 22 May 14

LennieB says...

Just voted UKIP. As I'd much rather have 200 000 of our youngsters in jobs contributing to our society, than the same amount of economic migrants each year coming from eastern europe, saving 80% of their money up to take back home with them. Thus hardley contributing to our economy at all in my humble opinion.
Just voted UKIP. As I'd much rather have 200 000 of our youngsters in jobs contributing to our society, than the same amount of economic migrants each year coming from eastern europe, saving 80% of their money up to take back home with them. Thus hardley contributing to our economy at all in my humble opinion. LennieB
  • Score: 3

5:15pm Thu 22 May 14

LennieB says...

By Mark White, Home Affairs Correspondent (Sky News)

There was a significant increase in European Union citizens immigrating to the UK last year, says the Office of National Statistics (ONS)

A total of 201,000 European citizens arrived in the UK in 2013, up from 158,000 in 2012.  The ONS says this is a "statistically significant rise".

In the year to March 2014, there was a 7% rise in the number of National Insurance numbers issued to overseas workers..

Four European countries showed significant rises in their nationals registering for work here during that period.

The most significant rise saw Polish registrations up from 11,000 to 102,000.

Italian workers registering for work here was up from 9,000 to 42,000.

Bulgarian and Romanian registrations almost doubled, rising from 36,000 to 65,000. ( Before restrictions were lifted in January.)

Overall net migration, which is the difference between those arriving and leaving the UK, is up from 177,000 in 2012 to 212,000 last year. But the 212,000 figure has remained the same over the past quarter.

However, the 212,000 net migration figure is still trending further away from the Government's target of bringing net migration down below the 100,000 figure before the next general election in 2015.

 

 
By Mark White, Home Affairs Correspondent (Sky News) There was a significant increase in European Union citizens immigrating to the UK last year, says the Office of National Statistics (ONS) A total of 201,000 European citizens arrived in the UK in 2013, up from 158,000 in 2012.  The ONS says this is a "statistically significant rise". In the year to March 2014, there was a 7% rise in the number of National Insurance numbers issued to overseas workers.. Four European countries showed significant rises in their nationals registering for work here during that period. The most significant rise saw Polish registrations up from 11,000 to 102,000. Italian workers registering for work here was up from 9,000 to 42,000. Bulgarian and Romanian registrations almost doubled, rising from 36,000 to 65,000. ( Before restrictions were lifted in January.) Overall net migration, which is the difference between those arriving and leaving the UK, is up from 177,000 in 2012 to 212,000 last year. But the 212,000 figure has remained the same over the past quarter. However, the 212,000 net migration figure is still trending further away from the Government's target of bringing net migration down below the 100,000 figure before the next general election in 2015.     LennieB
  • Score: 3

10:22pm Thu 22 May 14

Karlar says...

LennieB wrote:
By Mark White, Home Affairs Correspondent (Sky News)

There was a significant increase in European Union citizens immigrating to the UK last year, says the Office of National Statistics (ONS)

A total of 201,000 European citizens arrived in the UK in 2013, up from 158,000 in 2012.  The ONS says this is a "statistically significant rise".

In the year to March 2014, there was a 7% rise in the number of National Insurance numbers issued to overseas workers..

Four European countries showed significant rises in their nationals registering for work here during that period.

The most significant rise saw Polish registrations up from 11,000 to 102,000.

Italian workers registering for work here was up from 9,000 to 42,000.

Bulgarian and Romanian registrations almost doubled, rising from 36,000 to 65,000. ( Before restrictions were lifted in January.)

Overall net migration, which is the difference between those arriving and leaving the UK, is up from 177,000 in 2012 to 212,000 last year. But the 212,000 figure has remained the same over the past quarter.

However, the 212,000 net migration figure is still trending further away from the Government's target of bringing net migration down below the 100,000 figure before the next general election in 2015.

 

 
Are you sure about these figures? Recent reports suggest the government does not know the true immigration numbers because border controls are lax and/or at best suspect.
There is a report in today's Telegraph of some French politicians now pressing for a revised Shengen agreement because they are concerned at the impact of immigration on the French welfare system.
[quote][p][bold]LennieB[/bold] wrote: By Mark White, Home Affairs Correspondent (Sky News) There was a significant increase in European Union citizens immigrating to the UK last year, says the Office of National Statistics (ONS) A total of 201,000 European citizens arrived in the UK in 2013, up from 158,000 in 2012.  The ONS says this is a "statistically significant rise". In the year to March 2014, there was a 7% rise in the number of National Insurance numbers issued to overseas workers.. Four European countries showed significant rises in their nationals registering for work here during that period. The most significant rise saw Polish registrations up from 11,000 to 102,000. Italian workers registering for work here was up from 9,000 to 42,000. Bulgarian and Romanian registrations almost doubled, rising from 36,000 to 65,000. ( Before restrictions were lifted in January.) Overall net migration, which is the difference between those arriving and leaving the UK, is up from 177,000 in 2012 to 212,000 last year. But the 212,000 figure has remained the same over the past quarter. However, the 212,000 net migration figure is still trending further away from the Government's target of bringing net migration down below the 100,000 figure before the next general election in 2015.    [/p][/quote]Are you sure about these figures? Recent reports suggest the government does not know the true immigration numbers because border controls are lax and/or at best suspect. There is a report in today's Telegraph of some French politicians now pressing for a revised Shengen agreement because they are concerned at the impact of immigration on the French welfare system. Karlar
  • Score: 4

8:56am Fri 23 May 14

Uncoded says...

Karlar wrote:
LennieB wrote:
By Mark White, Home Affairs Correspondent (Sky News)

There was a significant increase in European Union citizens immigrating to the UK last year, says the Office of National Statistics (ONS)

A total of 201,000 European citizens arrived in the UK in 2013, up from 158,000 in 2012.  The ONS says this is a "statistically significant rise".

In the year to March 2014, there was a 7% rise in the number of National Insurance numbers issued to overseas workers..

Four European countries showed significant rises in their nationals registering for work here during that period.

The most significant rise saw Polish registrations up from 11,000 to 102,000.

Italian workers registering for work here was up from 9,000 to 42,000.

Bulgarian and Romanian registrations almost doubled, rising from 36,000 to 65,000. ( Before restrictions were lifted in January.)

Overall net migration, which is the difference between those arriving and leaving the UK, is up from 177,000 in 2012 to 212,000 last year. But the 212,000 figure has remained the same over the past quarter.

However, the 212,000 net migration figure is still trending further away from the Government's target of bringing net migration down below the 100,000 figure before the next general election in 2015.

 

 
Are you sure about these figures? Recent reports suggest the government does not know the true immigration numbers because border controls are lax and/or at best suspect.
There is a report in today's Telegraph of some French politicians now pressing for a revised Shengen agreement because they are concerned at the impact of immigration on the French welfare system.
The fact it was on Sky news is enough to make me suspicious.

On another note, I always find it interesting to look at the number of UK citizens that have emigrated compared to the number of overseas workers that we have. Also, looking at the professions of these overseas workers is quite fascinating.
[quote][p][bold]Karlar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LennieB[/bold] wrote: By Mark White, Home Affairs Correspondent (Sky News) There was a significant increase in European Union citizens immigrating to the UK last year, says the Office of National Statistics (ONS) A total of 201,000 European citizens arrived in the UK in 2013, up from 158,000 in 2012.  The ONS says this is a "statistically significant rise". In the year to March 2014, there was a 7% rise in the number of National Insurance numbers issued to overseas workers.. Four European countries showed significant rises in their nationals registering for work here during that period. The most significant rise saw Polish registrations up from 11,000 to 102,000. Italian workers registering for work here was up from 9,000 to 42,000. Bulgarian and Romanian registrations almost doubled, rising from 36,000 to 65,000. ( Before restrictions were lifted in January.) Overall net migration, which is the difference between those arriving and leaving the UK, is up from 177,000 in 2012 to 212,000 last year. But the 212,000 figure has remained the same over the past quarter. However, the 212,000 net migration figure is still trending further away from the Government's target of bringing net migration down below the 100,000 figure before the next general election in 2015.    [/p][/quote]Are you sure about these figures? Recent reports suggest the government does not know the true immigration numbers because border controls are lax and/or at best suspect. There is a report in today's Telegraph of some French politicians now pressing for a revised Shengen agreement because they are concerned at the impact of immigration on the French welfare system.[/p][/quote]The fact it was on Sky news is enough to make me suspicious. On another note, I always find it interesting to look at the number of UK citizens that have emigrated compared to the number of overseas workers that we have. Also, looking at the professions of these overseas workers is quite fascinating. Uncoded
  • Score: 1

6:53pm Fri 23 May 14

local man says...

People who emigrate tend to be well off and moving somewhere for a better way of life, often age 50+ ie we are generally loosing hard working, law abiding people who have (or had) good incomes. Immigrants tend to be either qualified professionals coming to the uk because the pay is much higher here than in their native country, or people at the bottom of the scale looking for minimum wage jobs and / or benefits. I could see myself jumping to UKIP's tune if they didn't attract quite so many loonies, and if I felt that the jobs would and could all be filled by homegrown talent. We have a large - and growing number of "I will do anything rather than work" people i'm afraid.
People who emigrate tend to be well off and moving somewhere for a better way of life, often age 50+ ie we are generally loosing hard working, law abiding people who have (or had) good incomes. Immigrants tend to be either qualified professionals coming to the uk because the pay is much higher here than in their native country, or people at the bottom of the scale looking for minimum wage jobs and / or benefits. I could see myself jumping to UKIP's tune if they didn't attract quite so many loonies, and if I felt that the jobs would and could all be filled by homegrown talent. We have a large - and growing number of "I will do anything rather than work" people i'm afraid. local man
  • Score: 2

10:27pm Fri 23 May 14

JonnyV says...

Labour still in. What a disaster,
Labour still in. What a disaster, JonnyV
  • Score: 5

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