Have Your Say in Europe – and Ruddington!

Ruddingtonians are heading to the polls again this Thursday (23rd May 2019) for the second set of elections in just three weeks. This time around, of course, it’s to elect our representatives for the European Parliament – a vote that has had to be organised rather hastily within the last couple of months, after the UK failed to leave the European Union as planned. For the East Midlands region we have the chance to vote for one of eight different political parties – each fielding five candidates – or for…

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Ruddington Swings To Labour

In an election outcome which may surprise many Ruddingtonians, Labour has stolen two out of the three available seats on Rushcliffe Borough Council from the Conservatives. The results from yesterday’s poll mean that Labour candidates Jen Walker and Mike Gaunt (pictured above left and centre) are duly elected to the Council for the first time – with third placed Gary Dickman (pictured right) securing the remaining seat for the Conservatives. Former Tory Councillor Martin Buckle was therefore not re-elected. The three Green Party candidates received fewer votes in total than the others,…

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It’s Time to Vote!

Don’t forget, Local Government Elections are taking place in Ruddington this Thursday – with our two village Polling Stations at St Peter’s Rooms and The Village Hall open between 7am and 10pm. For newcomers to our village, the one you’ll need to use depends upon where you live – and is printed with a location map on your Poll Card. Ruddingtonians are only required to cast votes for up to three new Rushcliffe Borough Councillors this time. This is because there were more seats than candidates for Ruddington Parish Council, so that’s uncontested, and the next Nottinghamshire…

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And Then There Were Four…

… That’s the number of vacancies on Ruddington Parish Council following ANOTHER resignation this week. This time it’s a Councillor who has only served for seventh months. Robin Crinage states: “I feel I am unable to carry out my role of Parish Councillor as I would want to due to my commitments.” This latest departure comes less than two weeks after no one came forward to contest empty seats in Easthorpe Ward and Manor Ward (which will now be filled by co-option) and only a week after Flawford Ward Councillor John Noble stood down,…

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More Parish Council Vacancies

Ruddington Parish Council is looking for community-minded villagers to fill more of its seats after the resignation of two further councillors. The vacancies have arisen in Easthorpe Ward and Manor Ward following the departures of Marilyn Robinson and George Ellison respectively. No reasons have been given for their decisions to stand down. However it follows a raft of other councillor resignations over the past year – resulting in a contested election for one seat and others where four candidates were elected unopposed. In order for a poll to be held this time, at least…

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“Save Sellors’ Playing Field”

A group of Ruddington residents is calling on Rushcliffe Borough Councillors to reject plans to build 180 houses on an area of our village Green Belt (RUD1) because it includes a covenanted recreation ground which is also registered as an Asset of Community Value. RUD1 to the west of Wilford Road, which contains the community space, is one of the sites being recommended in RBC’s latest “Local Plan Part 2: Preferred Housing Sites” document. (Please click >>HERE<< for the background). As reported on RUDDINGTON.info last week, a cabinet meeting at Rushcliffe Arena TONIGHT will provisionally decide which…

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Ken Returned in Rushcliffe

There was no surprise for Ruddington voters in Thursday’s General Election when Conservative heavyweight Kenneth Clarke easily retained his Rushcliffe seat – and so remains our representative at Westminster. He secured over half the vote – with a similar share to the 2015 General Election. This had always seemed a foregone conclusion once the former cabinet minister and now “Father of the House” announced that he would be standing as our MP again – after holding this safe Tory seat for the last 47 years. In fact, Rushcliffe has been mostly a Conservative stronghold since 1950. (Labour regained it…

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General Election 2017 – Ruddington Candidates

Between 7am and 10pm on Thursday June the 8th we get our next chance to help choose Ruddington’s representative at Westminster. This follows the decision by Prime Minister Theresa May to call an early General Election. There are five candidates for the Rushcliffe Constituency. This includes our current MP Kenneth Clarke, who has decided to stand again after holding the seat for the Conservatives for the last 47 years. The full list, in alphabetical order, is as follows: Candidate’s name Address of candidate Description of candidate Names of subscribers to the…

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