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4th May 2012. District Council Elections and Mayoral Referendum vote counting at Thornes Park Athletics Stadium, Wakefield. Ballot boxes.

4th May 2012. District Council Elections and Mayoral Referendum vote counting at Thornes Park Athletics Stadium, Wakefield. Ballot boxes.

Voters decided on the future set-up of Wakefield Council at the ballot boxes yesterday.

The votes will be counted and verified today (Friday) and the Express will be providing comprehensive coverage throughout the day.

You can follow all the results from the elections on our website at www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk and you can also keep up to date on our Twitter feed.

Follow us @WakeExpress and follow the hashtag #wakeyelections for all the results as they are announced.

You can also follow reporter Sam Cooper on @Exp_Sam who will be at the result count at Thornes Park Stadium.

At this year’s elections there are 21 seats up for grabs at the vote – 15 Labour seats and six Conservative.

In total, there are 78 candidates standing for seven different parties at the elections, including the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), the Green Party, the Liberal Democrats and the Trade Union and Socialist Party.

The council is currently made up of 52 Labour councillors and 11 Conservative councillors.

As well as the online and Twitter coverage of the local elections results today, there will be a full round-up, including comments from the result count, in a special report in printed in next week’s Express.

Voters also chose on the future of the European Parliament at the ballot boxes yesterday.

The results are expected to be announced on Sunday night once the votes have been counted from across the continent.

 

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