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An election will be held on Thursday, 6 June 2024.

Notice of election

Local Government Act 1972 (Section 89)

Unitary Ward Number of vacancies
Axholme North 1
Brumby 1
  1. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer at Church Square House, 30 – 40 High Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NL between 9 am and 5 pm on any working day from the date of publication of this notice (excluding bank holidays) but no later than 4 pm on Thursday, 9 May 2024.
  2. Nomination papers may be obtained from the offices of the Returning Officer, Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NL, during the times stated above.
  3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 6 June 2024.
  4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by midnight on Monday, 20 May 2024. Applications can be made online – register to vote.
  5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NL by 5 pm on Tuesday, 21 May 2024.
  6. Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate or an Anonymous Elector’s Document valid for this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5 pm on Wednesday, 29 May 2024. Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate can be made online.
  7. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NL by 5 pm on Wednesday, 29 May 2024.
  8. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NL by 5 pm on Thursday, 6 June 2024.

Alison Barker, Returning Officer

Dated: Tuesday 30 April 2024

Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6NL

Election of Councillor to North Lincolnshire Council

Axholme North Unitary Ward Statement of Persons Nominated

Notice is hereby given that:

A poll will be held on Thursday, 6 June 2024 between 7am and 10pm. The number of Councillors to be elected is 1

The following people have been or stand nominated for election as a Councillor for the above Unitary Ward. Those who no longer stand nominated are listed, but will have a comment in the right hand column.

Candidate name Description of candidate Address of candidate1 If no longer nominated, the reason why
BINT, Ian Local Conservatives The Paddocks, 35 Wharf Road, Crowle, North Lincolnshire, DN17 4HS
CHAPLIN, Lara The Labour Party The Stables, Washinghall Lane, Eastoft, DN17 4PY
KELLY, Alan Paul Liberal Democrats (address in North Lincolnshire)

1 If a candidate has requested not to make their home address public, the relevant electoral area in which their home address is situated (or the country if their address is outside the UK) will be provided.

Printed and published by Alison Barker the Returning Officer, North Lincolnshire Council Church Square House 30-40 High Street Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire DN15 6NL on 10/05/2024.

Brumby Unitary Ward Statement of Persons Nominated

Notice is hereby given that:

A poll will be held on Thursday, 6 June 2024 between 7am and 10pm. The number of Councillors to be elected is 1

The following people have been or stand nominated for election as a Councillor for the above Unitary Ward. Those who no longer stand nominated are listed, but will have a comment in the right hand column.

Candidate name Description of candidate Address of candidate1 If no longer nominated, the reason why
ABRAM, Robin Liberal Democrats (address in North Lincolnshire)
COOK, Alan Melvyn Local Conservatives 1 Greengarth, Scunthorpe, DN17 2UH
DENNINGTON, Peter Sean Green Party (address in North Lincolnshire)
HART, Daniel Steven The Labour Party 64 Chiltern Crescent, Scunthorpe, DN17 1TJ

1 If a candidate has requested not to make their home address public, the relevant electoral area in which their home address is situated (or the country if their address is outside the UK) will be provided.

Printed and published by Alison Barker the Returning Officer, North Lincolnshire Council Church Square House 30-40 High Street Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire DN15 6NL on 10/05/2024.

Results – PCC election for the Humberside Police Area

(Results published 3 May)

Candidate’s name Number of votes
EVISON, Jonathan
Conservatives
51,083 (39.67%)
MORGAN, Bob
Liberal Democrats
30,834 (23.95%)
O’ROURKE, Simon
Labour
46,846 (36.38%)

Jonathan Evison is duly elected.

Rejected ballot papers

(Results published 3 May)

Reason Amount
a) want of official mark 0
b) voting for more candidates than voter was entitled to 230
c) writing or mark by which voter could be identified 3
d) being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty 1,870
Total rejected ballot papers 2,103

Voter ID

The Elections Act 2022 saw the introduction of Voter ID. This means that residents will need to show photo ID at polling stations before they can receive their ballot paper.

Accepted forms of ID include:

  • UK, European and Commonwealth passports
  • UK or European drivers’ licences
  • Some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass
  • The new free Voter Authority Certificate

The full list of accepted ID and how to apply for a free voter ID is available on the Electoral Commission website.

Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo. A private area will be available at the polling station so a voter can choose to have their photo ID viewed in private if they like.

A briefing meeting will be held at 5pm on Wednesday 1 March at Church Square House for Candidates, Agents, Town and Parish Council Clerks.

The council produces a new register of electors every year. This is used for all national and local elections and any referenda.

We contact households either by email or by post.  During July we send an email asking people to confirm that the information we have on the electoral register is correct. There will be a link to complete the response online, and when accessed will look like this: https://www.elecreg.co.uk/northlincs.

The communication will contain two security codes unique to a property. If we do not hold an email address, we will send a paper communication in August addressed to The Occupier. It will ask you to check who is listed on the form and what to do to change the information. We will send a Canvass Form reminder in September.

If you have any doubt as to the authenticity of any communication, please contact Electoral Services on 01724 296245.

If we have not received a response, then one of our canvassers will call in September/October and help you to complete the Canvass Form. All canvassers will carry an identity card. You can call our helpline number if you have any concerns.

Everyone is responsible for their own registration. This is known as Individual Electoral Registration (IER).

You can now register online, quickly and easily. If you are not registered you cannot vote.

How do I register?

You can now register online in just five minutes. You’ll need to give your name, address, date of birth and national insurance number.

You can find your national insurance number on documents such as payslips, letters about benefits and tax returns. What to do if you can’t find your national insurance number.

Why do I need to register to vote?

  • Residents have to be on the full electoral register by law. Failure to register can incur a civil penalty of £80
  • You can only vote in an election if you register to vote
  • Credit Reference Agencies use the electoral register when checking if a person has a good credit rating. If you aren’t listed you may have difficulty applying for a loan, credit card, mortgage, or in opening a bank account
  • Under certain circumstances you can register anonymously but will have to follow legal procedures to do so

Data protection

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect from 25 May 2018.  Together with the Data Protection Bill it will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), and will apply to the processing of all personal data. Electoral Registration Officers and Returning Officers are personally responsible for ensuring that they comply with the requirements of the GDPR.

Data protection requirements have been in place for many years. Although the GDPR does broaden the requirements, particularly in relation to demonstrating accountability and transparency, many of the key principles are the same as those in the DPA 1998.

Our Privacy Notice can be found on our data protection page.

Who can register to vote in North Lincolnshire?

To register to vote in North Lincolnshire you must:

When will I be registered – Rolling Registration?

Once the new register is published in December the register is updated every month up until November. This is known as rolling registration. In the autumn an annual canvass is done to compile the new register.

We produce two versions of the register of electors, the full register and the open register.

The full register includes the name and address of everyone in North Lincolnshire who has registered to vote. Anyone can view the register during office hours at Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6NL . You can also view a copy at Scunthorpe Central, Barton Library and Brigg Library.

By law, only certain people and organisations can have copies of the full register and it can only be used for certain things, such as elections, law enforcement and checking applications for credit. It is a criminal offence for any of these organisations to pass on information from the full register to anyone else.

The open register can be bought by anyone and used for any reason. You can choose not to be on the open register.

How can I opt in or out of the open register?

To opt in (be put back on the open register) or opt out (be removed from the open register). You can either:

  • Fill out a new full registration online on the GOV.UK website and opt in or out when asked about the open register
  • Call the elections office during opening hours on 01724 296245

Polling stations and polling districts in North Lincolnshire are shown on our online map. You can also use your address to find your poll station.

Although everyone who is registered to vote should receive a polling card before election day, as long as you are registered to vote, and you know where your polling station, you do not need your card.

You do not need to take your polling card with you to be able to vote unless you are an anonymous elector.

If you need to check that you are registered to vote, please contact us.

Voting by post

You can apply for a postal vote for any reason, for example:

  • If you are on holiday
  • If you work away
  • If  you cannot manage to get to your polling station

The Elections Act 2022 introduced changes to postal voting which took effect on 31 October 2023. You can apply to vote by post on the Apply for a postal vote – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Alternatively, you can contact the Elections Office on elections@northlincs.gov.uk or by calling 01724 296245 and a form will be sent to you.

Voting by proxy

The Elections Act 2022 introduced changes to proxy voting which took effect on 31 October 2023. You can apply to vote by proxy on the Apply for a proxy vote – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

A proxy is a friend or relative who you can appoint to go to your polling station on election day and vote on your behalf. You should instruct your proxy who you want to vote for. You can appoint a proxy, for example:

  • If you work away
  • If you will not be able to vote in person on election day

Alternatively, you can contact the Elections Office on elections@northlincs.gov.uk or by calling 01724 296245 and a form will be sent to you.

Emergency proxy votes

If you become ill, or cannot vote yourself due to last-minute work commitments, you can apply for an emergency proxy vote up to 5pm on polling day.

You can contact the Elections Office on elections@northlincs.gov.uk or by calling 01724 296245 and a form will be sent to you.

If you are interested in becoming a poll clerk for elections that take place in North Lincolnshire, please contact us using the details below.

We will then send you a “New starter” form to complete and add you to our database of available people.

Many people are interested in becoming poll clerks and complete the new starter form. We will only contact you if we need you during the next election. Unfortunately we cannot contact everyone who we do not need for that election. However, we will keep your details in line with GDPR legislation and may contact you for future elections if you agree to this.

Details of results in previous elections in North Lincolnshire

List of elections:

6 May 2021 – Humberside PCC – Notice of Result – Second Count [PDF, 105Kb]

6 May 2021 – Humberside PCC – Notice of Result – First Count [PDF, 109Kb]

6 May 2021 –Ashby, Bottesford, Broughton and Appleby election results [PDF, 60Kb]

6 May 2021 – Bottesford East Ward election results [PDF, 38Kb]

6 May 2021 – Barton Parish election results [PDF, 39Kb]

6 May 2021 – Garthorpe and Fockerby, Uncontested Notice [PDF, 85Kb]

For results of elections and polls prior to 2021, please contact the Elections Office on elections@northlincs.gov.uk.

Results of elections 4 May 2023: North Lincolnshire Council

Ashby Central Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Broughton, Kara Local Conservatives 519
Davison, Andrea Labour Party 778 Elected
Grant, Michael Labour Party 784 Elected
Knight, James Local Conservatives 521

The turnout for this ward is: 22.95%

Ashby Lakeside

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Bell, Max Labour Party 687 Elected
Matthews, Judith Labour Party 677 Elected
Saunby, Joanne Local Conservatives 416
Sykes, Ashley 340

The turnout for this ward is: 20.25%

Axholme Central Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Allen, Pamela Labour Party 574
Jones, Annie Labour Party 442
Mitchell, Tim Local Conservatives 1265 Elected
Robinson, David Local Conservatives 1141 Elected

The turnout for this ward is: 29.94%

Axholme North Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Bones, Nadine Green Party 203
Briggs, John Local Conservatives 1,187 Elected
Chaplin, Lara Labour Party 663
O’Rourke, Simon Labour Party 589
Reed, Julie Local Conservatives 1,207 Elected

The turnout for this ward is: 31.56%

Axholme South Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Kennedy, Judy Local Conservatives 1,340 Elected
Parkinson, Nicholas Labour Party 398
Rose, David John Local Conservatives 1,364 Elected
Southern, Lisa Labour Party 400

The turnout for this ward is: 32.04%

Barton Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Jacques, Neil Green Party 1,037
Patterson, Chris Local Conservatives 1,101 Elected
Tchernych, Dina Labour Party 455
Thornton, Carol Green Party 820
Turner, Neil Labour Party 558
Turner, Susan Labour Party 530
Vickers, Keith Local Conservatives 1,252 Elected
Vickers, Paul Local Conservatives 1,568 Elected
Watson, Amie Green Party 709

The turnout for this ward is: 30.86%

Bottesford Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Armiger, Margaret Local Conservatives 1,582 Elected
Curtis, Scott Heritage Party 119
Davison, John Local Conservatives 1,520 Elected
Humphreys, Sallyanne Labour Party 1,232
Longcake, Janet Local Conservatives 1,535 Elected
Shearer, Paul Labour Party 1,280
Williams, Glyn Labour Party 1,348
Wilsea, Sue Green Party 171

The turnout for this ward is: 35.33%

Brigg and Wolds Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Haynes, Jenny Green Party 496
Rayner, Lawrence Labour Party 654
Sherwood, Carl Local Conservatives 2,108 Elected
Sherwood, Nigel Local Conservatives 2,062 Elected
Walker, Gordon Labour Party 769
Waltham, Rob Local Conservatives 2,181 Elected
Whitaker-Clark, Maureen Labour Party 626

The turnout for this ward is: 33.39%

Broughton and Scawby Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Bannister, Mark Green Party 105
Campion, Michael Labour Party 367
Lee, Janet Local Conservatives 525 Elected
Ross, Carol Local Conservatives 528 Elected
Whittingham, Catherine Labour Party 355

The turnout for this ward is: 30.40%

Brumby Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Armitage, Susan Labour Party 920 Elected
Foster, Leonard Labour Party 993 Elected
Hannigan, Anne Local Conservatives 366
Mikkonen, Louise Local Conservatives 397
Sherwood, Sandra Local Conservatives 369
Swift, Stephen Labour Party 909 Elected

The turnout for this ward is: 17.61%

Burringham and Gunness Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Hart, Daniel Labour Party 336
Oldfield, Dave 223
Walshe, Josh Local Conservatives 575 Elected

The turnout for this ward is: 38.48%

Burton upon Stather and Winterton Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Baker, Jo Green Party 301
Brown, William Labour Party 1,158
Davey, Trevor Labour Party 1,200
Jarvis, Sarah Labour Party 1,305
Marper, Elaine Local Conservatives 1,975 Elected
Ogg, Ralph Local Conservatives 2,037 Elected
Rowson, Helen Local Conservatives 1,974 Elected

The turnout for this ward is: 37.03%

Crosby and Park Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Ahmed, Naseer Labour Party 999 Elected
Chowdhury, Mohammed Independent 287
Kirk, Mark 524
O’Sullivan, Christine Labour Party 1,147 Elected
Rahman, Liz Independent 327
Yates, Helen Labour Party 965 Elected

The turnout for this ward is: 18.91%

Ferry Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Clark, Peter Local Conservatives 1,479 Elected
Hannigan, Richard Local Conservatives 1,362 Elected
Rayner, Stephen Labour Party 611
Stephenson, Sue Green Party 522
Swann, Peter Labour Party 821
Wells, David Local Conservatives 1,243 Elected
Wilkinson, Paul Labour Party 824

The turnout for this ward is: 27.98%

Frodingham Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Allen, Mary Local Conservatives 216
Ellerby, Anthony Labour Party 742 Elected
Foster, Angela Local Conservatives 259
Southern, Darryl Labour Party 669 Elected

The turnout for this ward is: 17.68%

Kingsway with Lincoln Gardens

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Gosling, Anthony Labour Party 1,100 Elected
Marper, Jordan Local Conservatives 511
Mewis, Pat Local Conservatives 598
Rayner, Helen Labour Party 1055 Elected

The turnout for this ward is: 28.16%

Messingham Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Poole, Neil Local Conservatives 715 Elected
Shaw, Simon Labour Party 450

The turnout for this ward is: 30.77%

Ridge Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Cossey, Geoffrey Labour Party 496
Davies, Margaret Labour Party 558
Foster, Trevor Local Conservatives 748 Elected
Garritt, David Local Conservatives 817 Elected
Stirling, Jacqui Green Party 198
Talliss, Andy UK Independence Party (UKIP) 112

The turnout for this ward is: 31.41%

Town Ward

Candidate Political Party No of votes Elected
Ahmed, Jamal Local Conservatives 323
Ali, Mashook Labour Party 844 Elected
Anjum, Choudhury Local Conservatives 288
Yeadon, Lorraine Labour Party 870 Elected

The turnout for this ward is: 21.76%

THE LOCAL AUTHORITY (REFERENDUMS) (PETITIONS) (ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2011

The Local Government Act 2000 provides that electors in the council’s area can petition the council to hold a referendum on whether a local authority should change to a different form of governance.

A petition must be signed by at least five per cent of the local government electors for the district. In accordance with the above regulations, the number that is equal to five per cent of the number of local government electors shown in the revised register of electors having effect on the 15 February 2023 is 6,456.  This figure will have effect for the purposes of determining the validity of petitions presented from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.

Peter Thorpe – Electoral Registration Officer

Dated: 15 February 2023

Contact

elections@northlincs.gov.uk
01724 297000

Elections Office
Church Square House
30-40 High Street
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6NL