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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Local Elections Looming

With all the political attention seemingly still focused on Brexit, it’s perhaps easy to forget that Local Government Elections are taking place in Ruddington in just a month’s time. Rushcliffe Borough Council is reminding anyone in our village who will be eligible to vote on May 2nd 2019, but has still not registered, that you must do so by THIS FRIDAY, April 12th in order to have your say. These days you can sign up online >>HERE<< in around five minutes – just so long as you know your National…

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Two More Parish Councillors Sought

Ruddington Parish Council is again looking for community-minded villagers to come forward to fill two vacancies – after a couple of its newer councillors stepped down. Empty seats have been left in Camelot Ward and Manor Ward – following the resignations of Yvonne Lishman and Sarah Godfrey respectively. Their departures follow a relatively stable period for the Council after a raft of resignations during 2016 and 2017. Yvonne had been a Parish Councillor since June last year but Sarah only for the past six months. Both have stated they are quitting due to work…

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Now John’s Gone

The number of vacant seats on Ruddington Parish Council has risen to three – following the resignation this week of Flawford Ward Councillor, John Noble. He told RUDDINGTON.info that his decision to leave was purely due to time constraints and him being able to give the council the dedication required. However his departure leaves the council with yet another post to fill – less than a week after no one came forward to contest empty seats in Easthorpe Ward and Manor Ward. Attempts will now be made to fill these…

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Elections 2017 – Reg is Returned

Ruddington remains “true blue” following yesterday’s Nottinghamshire County Council elections. After the count this morning it was revealed that BOTH the councillors for the new, expanded “Leake & Ruddington” Electoral Division were the Conservative party candidates – between them securing 57.05% of the vote. Bradmore based councillor Reg Adair (above) continues his 12 year run representing Ruddington at County Hall. He is now joined by fellow Conservative Andy Brown (right) of East Leake – who previously represented Soar Valley. This result means that locally the Tories increased their share of the vote by 12% compared with the 2013 election – despite six…

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It’s Election Time!

Even before Prime Minister Theresa May announced a surprise general election for Thursday the 8th of June – approved by MPs today – polling cards had been sent out to households in Ruddington to vote in the forthcoming Nottinghamshire County Council elections. The local elections are taking place just five weeks earlier – on Thursday the 4th of May – with TWO Councillors to be elected for our new “Leake & Ruddington” Electoral Division. For those two seats there are EIGHT candidates standing:- Reg Adair (Conservative Party) Jason Richard Billin (Liberal Democrat Party) Debbie Boote (Liberal…

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Raft of Ruddington Council Resignations

A long standing member of Ruddington Parish Council has spoken out about why he quit his key role. And, since his departure, two more councillors have now also resigned from their posts. Nick Tegerdine (pictured above) had been a Parish Councillor here for over eight years and was Chairman of the Environment & Policy Committee. He gave this statement to RUDDINGTON.info: “I have recently resigned from the Parish Council. It was a big decision to make since there have been many highlights during my time, and many positive changes have occurred.…

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“Pinksy” for Parish Council

Mark Pinks says he is “humbled” to have won the Ruddington Parish Council By-Election held to fill the vacant seat in Camelot Ward. Following the vote, on the 23rd February at the Village Hall, the results were: 1st: Mark Pinks: 120 votes 2nd: Yvonne Lishman: 94 votes 3rd: Ian Wilson: 87 votes Mark Pinks is therefore elected as the new councillor for Camelot Ward. “Pinksy” is an IT professional who has lived and worked in Ruddington since 2005. He and his partner have three children, one of whom attended both village schools. Mark is a…

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