Polling Stations Open May 2017

Sun shines as polling stations open for mayoral, local elections

Laura Storey

Polling day has arrived in large parts of the region - it's time to head to odd-smelling portacabins and echoey school halls to cast your vote. Mayoral elections are taking place in Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester, local elections in Cumbria, Lancashire, and North Wales.

Ballott Box General Election Polling Station

Mayoral polling day unmoved by general election

Metro mayors for Merseyside and Greater Manchester will be selected on 4 May as planned, it was confirmed after initial fears Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap general election on 8 June would delay the city region votes until the same day.

GM Elects Arndale Signage

DEVO DIARY: Turned out challenging again

Tired of making lists of DIY jobs to do this Easter weekend? Why not register to vote. Today is the last day you can do so in time for the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester mayoral elections.

LCR Mayoral Election Devo

DEVO DIARY: Not up all night

There will be no late-night counting of ballot papers for the terribly civilised new posts of metro mayor.

DEVO MAIN BOTH GM LIVERPOOL

DEVO DIARY: Nominations close

As the deadline has passed to stand in the elections, the final lists of persons nominated have been published. There are eight candidates in Liverpool City Region and the same number in Greater Manchester.

Carl Cashman Liberal Democrats Tweed Devo Liverpool

DEVO DIARY: Green belter

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Carl Cashman, Liverpool City Region candidate for the Liberal Democrats, is out to prove his party campaigns on more than the pro-Europe platform.

Sean Anstee Welcome To Greater Manchester

DEVO DIARY: Marathon man

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Cllr Sean Anstee made merry with the Manchester Marathon over the weekend, taunting his rival Andy Burnham with jibes about his Labour opponent “forgetting to turn up” and "making time for Westminster" instead of Greater Manchester.