Ann Reid celebrates 30 years as a York Councillor

Local Councillor Ann Reid was first elected to the York District Council at a by election held on 18th September 1986. Focus Ann is now one of the City’s longest serving Councillors.

In 1986 Woodthorpe and Acomb Park formed part of the Foxwood ward with the other two Councillors for the area being David Horwell and Steve Galloway. Ann stood as a candidate in the by election which followed the departure of sitting Councillor Sue Auckland to Sheffield (where coincidentally Sue was elected to the Sheffield Council for the first time last May).

Ann was described as a Liberal Alliance candidate in recognition of a coalition with the SDP which existed at the time.  (The SDP was made up of former Labour party members who had joined a new party in protest over a leftward lurch in their former parties policies – not much different from the current national political position really!)

The Foxwood and Woodthorpe area was very different in those days with a dPress cutting and result top 10ebate ranging about plans to build a shopping area on Acomb Wood Drive. A “Save Acomb Moor” (from development) campaign was running.

The campaign that had to be revived in 2013 when Labour announced a plan to build on part of the historic moor.

Councillors were seeking a bus service linking the, still expanding, Acomb Park area to the City centre.

Some things never change though with newsletters published at the time indicating a constant battle to keep the Woodthorpe shopping area safe and tidy.

There were also campaigns for public access to Acomb Wood (which was in private ownership at the time), Hoggs pond and Chapmans pond.

There was pressure on rubbish collection standards although recycling was in its infancy 30 years ago.

Ann was to go on to become the City’s Lord Mayor in 1993.

In the 2015 Council elections she was re-elected to serve the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward polling 3104 votes. This is the largest number of votes secured by any candidate in a local authority election in York’s history.

The next York Council elections are scheduled to take place in 2019.

 

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.

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Lib Dem Candidates – City of York Council Elections 2015

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Please click on the ward for further information

Bishopthorpe – Daniel Khan

Copmanthorpe – Richard Brown

Dringhouses & Woodthorpe – Cllr Ann Reid, Stephen Fenton, Ashley Mason

Fulford & Heslington – Cllr Keith Aspden

Haxby & Wigginton – Cllr Ian Cuthbertson, Martin Lewis Crosby, Sue Willer

Heworth Without – Cllr Nigel Ayre

Huntington & New Earswick – Cllr Keith Orrell, Cllr Carol Runciman, Chris Cullwick

Osbaldwick & Derwent – Richard Hill, Linda Maggs

Rawcliffe & Clifton Without – Richard Shrimpton, Mark Waudby, Sam Waudby

Rural West – Jayne Bradley, Gareth Morgan

Strensall – Tony Fisher, David Goodall

Wheldrake – Jonathan Stott

York Central Wards (please click on the ward for further information):

Acomb – John Ballantine, Reuban Mayne

Clifton – Tobie Abel, Derek Wann

Fishergate – Charlie Kingsbury, Shawn Imeson

Guildhall – Mike Green, Nick Love, Derek Waudby

Heworth – Ian Packington, Ben Rich, Matthew Smithson

Holgate – Robert Adamson, Jonathan Morley, Matthew Reid

Hull Road – Tom Davies, Rachel Edwards, Lizzy Roberts

Micklegate – Carlotta Allum, Martin Bartlett, Aileen Hingston

Westfield – Cllr Andrew Waller, Sue Hunter, Sheena Jackson

If you would like to contact any of our candidates please contact info@yorklibdems.org.uk

Information on our Parliamentary Candidates can be found here for James Blanchard (York Outer) and here for Nick Love (York Central).

Statement by York Returning Officer on postal votes

 “Following the delivery last week of 17,500 postal votes across York, we’ve had returned and are processing over 77% of these already.

This means we’re on track to see a much higher return for postal votes than in any other previous election.

“Should any residents have not received their postal vote and have not already contacted the council about this, they should contact electoral.services@york.gov.uk or call 01904 551 550 to speak to the team, so that we can look into what has happened and seek to find a solution in time for them to vote.

Our customer centre reception and telephone service is staying open to 7pm tonight to ensure maximum opportunity for residents to get in touch.

“Residents who have received their postal vote can post this by 4pm in a York post box, hand deliver it to the – Returning Officer at West Offices, Station Rise, York – during office hours or hand deliver it to any polling station in their constituency on polling day up to 10pm.

“I’d also like to reassure any residents who have not yet received their ballot paper or who no longer have their ballot paper for any reason, but are registered to vote, that they can still vote at any polling station in their constituency on polling day tomorrow”.