LiveLIVE: ELECTION RESULTS

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Summary

  • Votes will be counted from 10am.
  • Results are expected to be announced from midday.
  • Twenty-two seats in the borough’s wards are contested.
  • Yesterday also saw the vote for the European Parliamentary elections which will see the north west decide on its MEPs for the next five years.
  • The regional count will take place on Sunday evening in Manchester in line with the rest of Europe.

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10:29am Fri 23 May 14

mikeumstiquay says...

Well, we don't have the results yet as I write this, but I can tell you, I didn't vote UKIP and I didn't vote Labour.

I would have voted Labour Clr Davies, but unfortunately, your administration has a policy of rewarding the unpopular actions of its own members, so you lose my tick on the ballot box.

If you haven't already guessed, I do not approve of your choice to represent Wirral as Mayor for 1 day, let alone 1 year.

You have appointed a man who tried to impose his will on Library closures to the entire electorate of Wirral, despite their outrage.

You have appointed a man, who week after week, defended his actions to the absolute hilt, through the pages of the local press, in the face of repeated retorts from angry Wirral council tax payers, the people your administration works for.

You have appointed a man who was so stubborn in his own belief that he had made the right decision in the face of mass public opposition, it was to invoke a public inquiry which we all know the embarrassing outcome.

Forgotten so soon; or do I jog an uncomfortable memory?

So how do you reward this legacy? Instead of letting him 'go quietly', you continue to pour petrol on embers that still glow amongst the cinders of the collective memory of the local electorate, by awarding a privilege normally associated with something a little more positive than shutting libraries and not listening to the needs of the people.

I have no personal bad wishes for the person you have chosen to take the mayoral role, but I do have to question why anyone with a history of bad press should want to poke his head above the parapet again. To politely decline might have been the wiser option...

You could have had my vote, but your poorly judged decision in March forfeited that choice. Think about that, if national election results are reflected on Wirral and you are faced with the task of welcoming your new UKIP colleagues into the council chambers.
Well, we don't have the results yet as I write this, but I can tell you, I didn't vote UKIP and I didn't vote Labour. I would have voted Labour Clr Davies, but unfortunately, your administration has a policy of rewarding the unpopular actions of its own members, so you lose my tick on the ballot box. If you haven't already guessed, I do not approve of your choice to represent Wirral as Mayor for 1 day, let alone 1 year. You have appointed a man who tried to impose his will on Library closures to the entire electorate of Wirral, despite their outrage. You have appointed a man, who week after week, defended his actions to the absolute hilt, through the pages of the local press, in the face of repeated retorts from angry Wirral council tax payers, the people your administration works for. You have appointed a man who was so stubborn in his own belief that he had made the right decision in the face of mass public opposition, it was to invoke a public inquiry which we all know the embarrassing outcome. Forgotten so soon; or do I jog an uncomfortable memory? So how do you reward this legacy? Instead of letting him 'go quietly', you continue to pour petrol on embers that still glow amongst the cinders of the collective memory of the local electorate, by awarding a privilege normally associated with something a little more positive than shutting libraries and not listening to the needs of the people. I have no personal bad wishes for the person you have chosen to take the mayoral role, but I do have to question why anyone with a history of bad press should want to poke his head above the parapet again. To politely decline might have been the wiser option... You could have had my vote, but your poorly judged decision in March forfeited that choice. Think about that, if national election results are reflected on Wirral and you are faced with the task of welcoming your new UKIP colleagues into the council chambers. mikeumstiquay
  • Score: 8

10:47am Fri 23 May 14

WirralAl says...

mikeumstiquay wrote:
Well, we don't have the results yet as I write this, but I can tell you, I didn't vote UKIP and I didn't vote Labour.

I would have voted Labour Clr Davies, but unfortunately, your administration has a policy of rewarding the unpopular actions of its own members, so you lose my tick on the ballot box.

If you haven't already guessed, I do not approve of your choice to represent Wirral as Mayor for 1 day, let alone 1 year.

You have appointed a man who tried to impose his will on Library closures to the entire electorate of Wirral, despite their outrage.

You have appointed a man, who week after week, defended his actions to the absolute hilt, through the pages of the local press, in the face of repeated retorts from angry Wirral council tax payers, the people your administration works for.

You have appointed a man who was so stubborn in his own belief that he had made the right decision in the face of mass public opposition, it was to invoke a public inquiry which we all know the embarrassing outcome.

Forgotten so soon; or do I jog an uncomfortable memory?

So how do you reward this legacy? Instead of letting him 'go quietly', you continue to pour petrol on embers that still glow amongst the cinders of the collective memory of the local electorate, by awarding a privilege normally associated with something a little more positive than shutting libraries and not listening to the needs of the people.

I have no personal bad wishes for the person you have chosen to take the mayoral role, but I do have to question why anyone with a history of bad press should want to poke his head above the parapet again. To politely decline might have been the wiser option...

You could have had my vote, but your poorly judged decision in March forfeited that choice. Think about that, if national election results are reflected on Wirral and you are faced with the task of welcoming your new UKIP colleagues into the council chambers.
Well said.

I am sure Phil is still just Steve Fouk us's puppet and he tells him what to do and say. Both of them are both beyond arrogance and fail us all.

Lets see what stupid Ed has to say at the end of the day. Look stupid, sound stupid and talk stupid!
[quote][p][bold]mikeumstiquay[/bold] wrote: Well, we don't have the results yet as I write this, but I can tell you, I didn't vote UKIP and I didn't vote Labour. I would have voted Labour Clr Davies, but unfortunately, your administration has a policy of rewarding the unpopular actions of its own members, so you lose my tick on the ballot box. If you haven't already guessed, I do not approve of your choice to represent Wirral as Mayor for 1 day, let alone 1 year. You have appointed a man who tried to impose his will on Library closures to the entire electorate of Wirral, despite their outrage. You have appointed a man, who week after week, defended his actions to the absolute hilt, through the pages of the local press, in the face of repeated retorts from angry Wirral council tax payers, the people your administration works for. You have appointed a man who was so stubborn in his own belief that he had made the right decision in the face of mass public opposition, it was to invoke a public inquiry which we all know the embarrassing outcome. Forgotten so soon; or do I jog an uncomfortable memory? So how do you reward this legacy? Instead of letting him 'go quietly', you continue to pour petrol on embers that still glow amongst the cinders of the collective memory of the local electorate, by awarding a privilege normally associated with something a little more positive than shutting libraries and not listening to the needs of the people. I have no personal bad wishes for the person you have chosen to take the mayoral role, but I do have to question why anyone with a history of bad press should want to poke his head above the parapet again. To politely decline might have been the wiser option... You could have had my vote, but your poorly judged decision in March forfeited that choice. Think about that, if national election results are reflected on Wirral and you are faced with the task of welcoming your new UKIP colleagues into the council chambers.[/p][/quote]Well said. I am sure Phil is still just Steve Fouk us's puppet and he tells him what to do and say. Both of them are both beyond arrogance and fail us all. Lets see what stupid Ed has to say at the end of the day. Look stupid, sound stupid and talk stupid! WirralAl
  • Score: 6

11:57am Fri 23 May 14

Joeblogg85 says...

Wow, Brian Kenny gone. That's a shock. Also, Ian Lewis ousted too! Didn't expect them two to be turfed out.
Wow, Brian Kenny gone. That's a shock. Also, Ian Lewis ousted too! Didn't expect them two to be turfed out. Joeblogg85
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Fri 23 May 14

Joeblogg85 says...

Further to earlier post. Brian Kenny must be devastated losing to the Green Party. It's their first seat ever in Wirral. That Brown Bin fiasco could not have helped. The expenses that go with Brian's position will surely be missed in the Kenny household. Tbh, feel a bit for Ian Lewis as he's not a bad guy and think he thought he had just done enough.
Further to earlier post. Brian Kenny must be devastated losing to the Green Party. It's their first seat ever in Wirral. That Brown Bin fiasco could not have helped. The expenses that go with Brian's position will surely be missed in the Kenny household. Tbh, feel a bit for Ian Lewis as he's not a bad guy and think he thought he had just done enough. Joeblogg85
  • Score: 3

12:31pm Fri 23 May 14

JohnON says...

Ian Lewis's defeat epitomizes everything that is wrong with Wirral. When common sense is pitted against blind political dogma, the latter wins every time.

There was a time when I was proud to say I came from Wirral. I doubt I'll ever see that again in my lifetime.

And, no, I'm not in Ian Lewis's ward.
Ian Lewis's defeat epitomizes everything that is wrong with Wirral. When common sense is pitted against blind political dogma, the latter wins every time. There was a time when I was proud to say I came from Wirral. I doubt I'll ever see that again in my lifetime. And, no, I'm not in Ian Lewis's ward. JohnON
  • Score: 8

12:43pm Fri 23 May 14

Joeblogg85 says...

Poacher turned Gamekeeper!

Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks!
Poacher turned Gamekeeper! Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks! Joeblogg85
  • Score: 5

1:24pm Fri 23 May 14

bigfoot says...

Joeblogg85 wrote:
Poacher turned Gamekeeper!

Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks!
Yes indeed-unless of course she is 'got at' by the 'Star Chamber'.
[quote][p][bold]Joeblogg85[/bold] wrote: Poacher turned Gamekeeper! Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks![/p][/quote]Yes indeed-unless of course she is 'got at' by the 'Star Chamber'. bigfoot
  • Score: 4

1:24pm Fri 23 May 14

bigfoot says...

Joeblogg85 wrote:
Poacher turned Gamekeeper!

Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks!
Yes indeed-unless of course she is 'got at' by the 'Star Chamber'.
[quote][p][bold]Joeblogg85[/bold] wrote: Poacher turned Gamekeeper! Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks![/p][/quote]Yes indeed-unless of course she is 'got at' by the 'Star Chamber'. bigfoot
  • Score: 3

1:24pm Fri 23 May 14

bigfoot says...

Joeblogg85 wrote:
Poacher turned Gamekeeper!

Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks!
Yes indeed-unless of course she is 'got at' by the 'Star Chamber'.
[quote][p][bold]Joeblogg85[/bold] wrote: Poacher turned Gamekeeper! Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks![/p][/quote]Yes indeed-unless of course she is 'got at' by the 'Star Chamber'. bigfoot
  • Score: 0

1:25pm Fri 23 May 14

bigfoot says...

Joeblogg85 wrote:
Poacher turned Gamekeeper!

Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks!
Yes indeed-unless of course she is 'got at' by the 'Star Chamber'.
[quote][p][bold]Joeblogg85[/bold] wrote: Poacher turned Gamekeeper! Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks![/p][/quote]Yes indeed-unless of course she is 'got at' by the 'Star Chamber'. bigfoot
  • Score: 0

1:27pm Fri 23 May 14

Roadkill says...

Did McVey lose her seat? I've got a bottle chilling in the fridge and am looking for a reason to open it.
Did McVey lose her seat? I've got a bottle chilling in the fridge and am looking for a reason to open it. Roadkill
  • Score: 3

3:07pm Fri 23 May 14

Joeblogg85 says...

bigfoot wrote:
Joeblogg85 wrote:
Poacher turned Gamekeeper!

Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks!
Yes indeed-unless of course she is 'got at' by the 'Star Chamber'.
Sorry Roadkill, you're are year to early ;-/
[quote][p][bold]bigfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joeblogg85[/bold] wrote: Poacher turned Gamekeeper! Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks![/p][/quote]Yes indeed-unless of course she is 'got at' by the 'Star Chamber'.[/p][/quote]Sorry Roadkill, you're are year to early ;-/ Joeblogg85
  • Score: 1

3:12pm Fri 23 May 14

Joeblogg85 says...

Joeblogg85 wrote:
bigfoot wrote:
Joeblogg85 wrote:
Poacher turned Gamekeeper!

Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks!
Yes indeed-unless of course she is 'got at' by the 'Star Chamber'.
Sorry Roadkill, you're are year to early ;-/
Oops, techno problem, that was of course meant for Roadkill.

However Bigfoot, don't think Sir Jeff would be happy if his new recruit stepped over to the dark side so early in proceedings.

Problem is being a Tory in Wirral is frustrating as sitting in opposition is a lonely disempowering place to be.

The days are certainly gone in Wirral when a Councillor asked you to jump and you asked How High!
[quote][p][bold]Joeblogg85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfoot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joeblogg85[/bold] wrote: Poacher turned Gamekeeper! Ex Wirral Council Corporate Services Officer Tracey Smith takes Clatterbridge for the Tories. Interesting dynamics ahead at Wallasey Town Hall ahead me thinks![/p][/quote]Yes indeed-unless of course she is 'got at' by the 'Star Chamber'.[/p][/quote]Sorry Roadkill, you're are year to early ;-/[/p][/quote]Oops, techno problem, that was of course meant for Roadkill. However Bigfoot, don't think Sir Jeff would be happy if his new recruit stepped over to the dark side so early in proceedings. Problem is being a Tory in Wirral is frustrating as sitting in opposition is a lonely disempowering place to be. The days are certainly gone in Wirral when a Councillor asked you to jump and you asked How High! Joeblogg85
  • Score: 3

4:55pm Fri 23 May 14

Local Govwatcher1 says...

Wirral deserves the Council it elects. More of the same old mess then!
Wirral deserves the Council it elects. More of the same old mess then! Local Govwatcher1
  • Score: 3

6:02pm Fri 23 May 14

naughtykitties says...

Is it just me, or does Phil Gilchrist look like he has a severe case of lockjaw?
Is it just me, or does Phil Gilchrist look like he has a severe case of lockjaw? naughtykitties
  • Score: 0

6:21pm Fri 23 May 14

JohnON says...

"Seems like the affluent and well-to-do areas of the Wirral remain under Tory control following yesterday's local elections. Quelle surprise.
— @davvomacca 23 May 2014"

Maybe there's a lesson that could be learned there.

What surprises me is that the less well-to-do areas keep re-electing the same Party that has clearly failed them miserably over the years.
"Seems like the affluent and well-to-do areas of the Wirral remain under Tory control following yesterday's local elections. Quelle surprise. — @davvomacca 23 May 2014" Maybe there's a lesson that could be learned there. What surprises me is that the less well-to-do areas keep re-electing the same Party that has clearly failed them miserably over the years. JohnON
  • Score: 5

12:40pm Sun 25 May 14

JohnON says...

Local Govwatcher1 wrote:
Wirral deserves the Council it elects. More of the same old mess then!
I don't believe Wirral does deserve the Council it elects - and that is what's been wrong in Wirral for a long time.

The Labour Party has its roots in rallying the masses which has resulted, I believe even today, in a mindset in which its followers are more inclined than the other Parties towards Political dogma rather than towards forming and expressing (being allowed to express?) their own independent opinions.

In essence, this has resulted in a Political 'landscape' in Wirral Council which tends towards a virtual dictatorship rather than democracy.

What was one of the first things this Council did when they achieved their majority? They tried to tell the rest of the Councillors they needn't even bother turning up to meetings and tried to manoeuvre the rest of the Councillors into some sort of community patrol!

The current Council has wangled itself into a virtually unassailable position and the residents of Wirral deserve better!
[quote][p][bold]Local Govwatcher1[/bold] wrote: Wirral deserves the Council it elects. More of the same old mess then![/p][/quote]I don't believe Wirral does deserve the Council it elects - and that is what's been wrong in Wirral for a long time. The Labour Party has its roots in rallying the masses which has resulted, I believe even today, in a mindset in which its followers are more inclined than the other Parties towards Political dogma rather than towards forming and expressing (being allowed to express?) their own independent opinions. In essence, this has resulted in a Political 'landscape' in Wirral Council which tends towards a virtual dictatorship rather than democracy. What was one of the first things this Council did when they achieved their majority? They tried to tell the rest of the Councillors they needn't even bother turning up to meetings and tried to manoeuvre the rest of the Councillors into some sort of community patrol! The current Council has wangled itself into a virtually unassailable position and the residents of Wirral deserve better! JohnON
  • Score: 2

9:16am Mon 26 May 14

Local Govwatcher1 says...

JohnON wrote:
Local Govwatcher1 wrote:
Wirral deserves the Council it elects. More of the same old mess then!
I don't believe Wirral does deserve the Council it elects - and that is what's been wrong in Wirral for a long time.

The Labour Party has its roots in rallying the masses which has resulted, I believe even today, in a mindset in which its followers are more inclined than the other Parties towards Political dogma rather than towards forming and expressing (being allowed to express?) their own independent opinions.

In essence, this has resulted in a Political 'landscape' in Wirral Council which tends towards a virtual dictatorship rather than democracy.

What was one of the first things this Council did when they achieved their majority? They tried to tell the rest of the Councillors they needn't even bother turning up to meetings and tried to manoeuvre the rest of the Councillors into some sort of community patrol!

The current Council has wangled itself into a virtually unassailable position and the residents of Wirral deserve better!
If he residents of Wirral deserve better, then perhaps they would take the trouble to vote. Labour will always win through voter apathy and a low turnout.
If change is wanted, you have to do something different. Nobody wins the National Lottery without first buying a ticket.

Think on Wirral residents.
[quote][p][bold]JohnON[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Local Govwatcher1[/bold] wrote: Wirral deserves the Council it elects. More of the same old mess then![/p][/quote]I don't believe Wirral does deserve the Council it elects - and that is what's been wrong in Wirral for a long time. The Labour Party has its roots in rallying the masses which has resulted, I believe even today, in a mindset in which its followers are more inclined than the other Parties towards Political dogma rather than towards forming and expressing (being allowed to express?) their own independent opinions. In essence, this has resulted in a Political 'landscape' in Wirral Council which tends towards a virtual dictatorship rather than democracy. What was one of the first things this Council did when they achieved their majority? They tried to tell the rest of the Councillors they needn't even bother turning up to meetings and tried to manoeuvre the rest of the Councillors into some sort of community patrol! The current Council has wangled itself into a virtually unassailable position and the residents of Wirral deserve better![/p][/quote]If he residents of Wirral deserve better, then perhaps they would take the trouble to vote. Labour will always win through voter apathy and a low turnout. If change is wanted, you have to do something different. Nobody wins the National Lottery without first buying a ticket. Think on Wirral residents. Local Govwatcher1
  • Score: 1

12:44pm Mon 26 May 14

JohnON says...

" Nobody wins the National Lottery without first buying a ticket. "

That's very true but, if the balls were weighted and the winning tickets had already been bought up, how many people would bother trying?

I spend many a "happy" hour trying to persuade a younger friend to vote and he always asks "What's the point?" When you see the result in Leasowe & Moreton East, there must be one (ex-) Councillor who is asking himself the same question.
" Nobody wins the National Lottery without first buying a ticket. " That's very true but, if the balls were weighted and the winning tickets had already been bought up, how many people would bother trying? I spend many a "happy" hour trying to persuade a younger friend to vote and he always asks "What's the point?" When you see the result in Leasowe & Moreton East, there must be one (ex-) Councillor who is asking himself the same question. JohnON
  • Score: 3

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