Local elections and AV vote in Crosspool this Thursday

Stephen Hill church polling station in Crosspool
Stephen Hill church polling station in Crosspool

Local residents will be voting in the local council elections and Alternative Vote referendum on Thursday.

For the local elections Crosspool lies in the Crookes ward, where there are four candidates standing:

If any candidates read this, it would be great if they could comment below to sum up why Crosspool residents should vote for them.

The electorate will also be deciding whether to vote for or against a change from First Past The Post to the Alternative Vote polling system for future general elections.

Some residents will be moving polling station from Stephen Hill church on Benty Lane to Hallam FC’s ground on Sandygate Road.

Full details of where you should vote will be printed on your polling card. If you haven’t received your polling card by the election date you can still vote in person at your local polling station. You will need to take some form of ID with you.

Polling stations map

Sheffield local elections May 2011

2 Replies to “Local elections and AV vote in Crosspool this Thursday”

  1. I am the Labour candidate for the Crookes Ward.
    About Me
    I have lived in Crookes for 22 years. I have worked as a researcher and administrator at both universities and recently retired as Deputy Secretary at Sheffield Hallam University. I was a governor at King Edward VII School for 10 years and I am currently the Vice Chair of governors at Meynell Primary School. I am married with one son who went to Westways and King Edward VII School.

    I am in a position now to devote the necessary time to be a councillor if I am elected. I will make every effort to keep in touch with my constituents through surgeries, contacts with forums and local groups and businesses, and regular reporting. I will set up a website to report on what I am doing. I will try and avoid soundbites, exaggerated claims and taking credit for what other people have achieved (but I am a local politician !) I am very much aware that although the ward is called Crookes it also includes Crosspool and Sandygate.

    Why vote for me.
    1. My personal qualities – I listen, I am conscientious and reliable, and quick to understand the key aspects of a wide range of issues. I have a sense of proportion and a sense of humour.

    2. My political values – I am committed to local democracy, collective endeavour, fairness and to creating a more equal society. I am also a pragmatist who believes in the art of the possible.

    3. Why vote Labour on 5 May 2011.
    Send a message to the Tory dominated government and Nick Clegg that:
    · The cuts are too deep and too fast and severely damaging public services
    · They have put an economic recovery at risk
    · Their radical changes to the NHS are unwanted and dangerous
    · The abolition of the Educational Maintenance Allowance, the tripling of university tuition fees and the reductions in pensioner winter fuel allowances are unacceptable

    Send a message to the Sheffield Lib Dem council that they are supporting a Tory dominated government which means:
    · £220M planned cuts for Sheffield while some Tory councils in the south have standstill budgets
    · Over 1000 job losses
    · Reduced opening hours for libraries, galleries and museums
    · Reduced, delayed or shelved partnership schemes with government to deliver better roads, houses and school buildings

    Vote for a Labour Council in Sheffield which will
    · Stand up for Sheffield
    · Protect frontline services and the vulnerable
    · Invest £500,000 to create a new apprenticeship scheme for 16-19 year olds
    · Keep open three recreation centres/adventure playgrounds that would have been closed by the Lib Dems

    Vote for Geoff Smith in Crookes on 5 May to get a committed Labour local councillor and a Labour Council in Sheffield

    Only Labour can defeat the Lib Dems in Crookes and only Labour can take control of the Council.

  2. Geoff – thanks for taking the time to respond. Good to see that at least one candidate is sufficiently connected to the local community, and our website.

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