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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Results and reaction today

RESULTS for local council elections across South Cumbria were being announced today.

All out council elections were held yesterday for Barrow and Copeland Borough Councils, and around a third of seats in South Lakeland District Council were up for grabs.

The Evening Mail was hosting live coverage of all three elections online and will have full results and reaction in tomorrow’s paper.

Alongside the district polls, Britons were choosing whether or not to change the voting system for General Elections.

Voters were deciding whether or not to keep the current First Past the Post system, or change to the Alternative Vote which is aimed at increasing proportionality in election results.

With no one party having a majority of seats in Barrow, the Barrow Borough Council elections were expected to be among the closest in the county.

With campaigning now over, both the Conservative and Labour parties were hoping they had done enough to be elected outright.

Conservative group leader Jack Richardson, who was hoping to retain leadership of the council, said he had enjoyed the campaign.

He said: “The main issues are the traditional ones as far as Barrow is concerned: dog fouling, potholes and jobs.

“Then there’s other issues in certain parts of the town such as the academy.

“It is the most important election in a while for two reasons.

“It is a council for four years and the new administration will now have the opportunity to develop a four-year plan.”

Labour group leader Dave Pidduck said his party had based its campaign on local issues.

He said: “People we have been speaking to on the doorsteps are concerned with keeping the environment clean and dog fouling is always a problem as well.

“It’s those kind of issues that people have raised and our promise to them is that if you elect a Labour councillor then they’ll be there, working in the wards.”

Members of the Socialist People’s Party, UKIP and Independent Candidates are also standing around the borough.

The Evening Mail’s coverage started from noonat www.nwemail.co.uk

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