Voting starts in Local Elections across Oldham

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 02 May 2019

Voting has started in the latest round of local elections with hundreds of council seats across Oldham up for grabs.

Candidates from a whole host of parties now face an anxious wait to see if their weeks of campaigning have made an impact and persuaded people to put their mark next to that person’s name.

In Oldham 102 candidates are battling it out in 20 wards.

Elsewhere, locally, in Rochdale 20 seats are up for grabs with 78 candidates all bidding to win the vote.

Finally, in Tameside 19 wards are up for re-election this time around with 72 candidates on the ballot papers.

Polling stations opened at 7am this morning (Thursday 2nd May) and will close at 10pm with the results expected on Friday (3rd May).

Across the whole of the UK almost 9,000 positions across 248 council in England and 11 in Northern Ireland are at stake while six areas in England are choosing a new mayor.


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