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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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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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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