Polling Day

Cllr Ann Reid, Stephen Fenton and Ashley Mason who will contest the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

Cllr Ann Reid, Stephen Fenton and Ashley Mason who will contest the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

Today is polling day in Dringhouses and Woodthorpe

There are four polling stations

  • CA Dringhouses Church Hall, St. Edward the Confessor, 
  • CB West Thorpe Methodist Church, West Thorpe, York.
  • CC Moor Lane Youth Centre, Wain’s Road, York.
  • CD Woodthorpe Primary School, Summerfield Road, York.

You do not need your polling card to vote. Simply attend the polling station and give the presiding officer your name and address.

If you are in doubt about whether you are on the electoral register please give us a ring (York 701727) and we will check for you

There are a total of 13 candidates contesting the three vacant Councillor positions in the ward.

The three Liberal Democrat candidates are

  • Stephen Fenton
  • Ashley Mason
  • Ann Reid

The Liberal Democrat committee rooms are located at 62 Grassholme.

Any LibDem supporter requiring a lift to the polls should ring York 701727 between the hours of 10:00am and 9:00pm. The polls close at 10:00pm

On arrival at the polling station you will be given two separate ballot papers.

There are 5 candidates contesting the parliamentary seat.

  • The Liberal Democrat Candidate is James Blanchard

Liberal Democrats – working 365 days of the year

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in 2009 Liberal Democrats successfully campaigned against plans to build on land between Woodthorpe and the ring road.

in 2009 Liberal Democrats successfully campaigned against plans to build on land between Woodthorpe and the ring road.

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Dringhouses Focus Feb 2012 click to enlarge

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The way we were – 2011

  • The new Barbican auditorium opened. It is now run by the private sector with no Council subsidy.
  • Labour gained an overall majority at the Council elections and promptly changed the Councils budget priorities. They approved proposals to reduce the size of recycling containers.
  • May 2011-Labour announce plans to sell off the Union Terrace car park to St. Johns University. There is massive public opposition The University later pull out of the deal and the plan is abandoned   

    Attempted sale of Union Terrace car park

    Attempted sale of Union Terrace car park

  • June 2011-Labour give their first indication that they plan to build on the Green Belt
  • July 2011-The Lowfield care village plans are published. Public consultation is to follow. Four years later the project is to collapse costing taxpayers over £350,000. Labour confirm their plans for a “signed only” 20 mph speed limit Public reaction is overwhelmingly negative.
  • August 2011-Redevelopment of the British Sugar site stalls
  • September 2011-The Council announce plans to close their branch office in Acomb. The closure hastens the economic decline of the Front Street area. The local social care budget deficit hits £1.6 million and chaos hits the care homes plan
  • October 2011–A record fall in bus use in York is revealed as Labour try to force the ftr off roads
  • November 2011-Labour close the Haymarket car park losing £300,000 a year in income. There are calls for Labour Councillors to be frank about their trades union sponsorship arrangements. The Coalition Government gives the “go ahead” for two new park and ride sites in the City.
  • December 2011secret plans for new access routes into the York North West development are leaked. The Council is set to abandon its historic Guildhall home. A spoof obituary goes viral on internet.
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