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Time is running out to make sure you are registered to vote in Worcester’s elections

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Worcester residents are being urged to ensure they're registered to vote by the deadline of 16 April so that they can have their say in the local elections on Thursday 2 May. The elections are for all 35 seats on Worcester City Council and also for the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner. This is the first time that Worcester residents will b...

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The race is on for Worcester City Council elections

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Local elections have officially begun, with candidates of all political colours hoping to secure Worcester residents' votes on Thursday May 2. Formal notices have been published for the City Council elections, marking the official start of the contests. Voters will, for the first time, be voting for all 35 city councillors on the same day. Previous...

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Worcester's new election boundaries approved by Parliament

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Changes to the electoral ward boundaries for Worcester City Council have been given their final approval in Parliament and will be in place for the local elections on 2 May 2024. Under the changes, there will continue to be 35 councillors on Worcester City Council, but they will be divided across 16 wards instead of the current 15. Three of those w...

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Israel / Palestine - a joint message from all political group leaders at Worcester City Council

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We, like so many other people across the world, have been deeply aware of the current conflict in Israel and Palestine and our hearts go out to all those innocent communities on both sides who are suffering. The events that have unfolded in recent weeks have seen countless lives lost and families destroyed in terrible bloodshed. We have received a ...

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Tribute paid to Councillor Andy Roberts

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Councillor Andy Roberts, who has represented Warndon Parish South on Worcester City Council for 17 years, has died peacefully at his home, aged 74. Described as kind and generous of spirit, Cllr Roberts was the Deputy Mayor of Worcester in 2008-9 and then Mayor in 2009-10. A member of the Conservative Party, he was first elected to Worcester City C...

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Labour wins Worcester City Council by-election

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Elaine Willmore has won the by-election in the Nunnery ward of Worcester City Council for the Labour party. The by-election was called following the death of Councillor Simon Cronin, who won the seat on 4 May this year with a majority of 330. The full results of the by-election are: Scott Butler (Liberal Democrat) – 102 votes David Carney (independ...

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Your chance to find out how to be a councillor in Worcester

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If you're thinking of standing as a councillor for Worcester City Council or a parish council, you won't want to miss an upcoming special online briefing session. The event will give prospective candidates – and their potential agents – all the essential information they need to know about the elections. The online briefing will be held at 6pm on M...

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Have your say on proposed new political map for Worcester City Council

Proposed wards for Worcester. Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2021 Proposed wards for Worcester. Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2021

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Worcester City Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 9 January 2023. The Commission is the independent body that draws thes...

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Help shape Worcester’s new electoral boundaries

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Worcester residents are being given the chance to help shape the city's electoral boundaries. The city is currently divided into 15 electoral areas, known as "wards", with each of them electing either two or three councillors to Worcester City Council. The current arrangements have not been reviewed for 20 years, and now the independent Local Gover...

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Your chance to find out how to be a city councillor

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If you're thinking of standing as a councillor in May's Worcester City Council election, you won't want to miss an upcoming special online briefing session. The event will give prospective candidates – and their potential agents – all the essential information they need to know about the elections. The briefing will be held at 6pm on Thursday March...

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