Crookes ward local election candidates

Stephen Hill church polling station in Crosspool
Polling station in Crosspool

As well as voting for a Sheffield Hallam MP in the general election on Thursday 7 May, Crosspool residents will also be choosing a new Crookes ward councillor.

The six candidates standing for councillor in Crookes ward are:

So on polling day you’ll vote for one general election candidate and one Crookes councillor candidate.

Thursday 7 May 2015 elections in Sheffield – Sheffield city council

 

Video: Nick Clegg visits Crosspool street market

Deputy PM Nick Clegg visits Crosspool street market
Deputy PM Nick Clegg at Crosspool street market today

Sheffield Hallam MP and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg was in Crosspool today with his family on a visit the Selborne Road street market.

We spent a few minutes asking him about the street market, how often he is up in his constituency and his thoughts on some possible opponents at the 2015 general election.

Overall, the street market was a big success with stalls selling food, cakes, plants, crafts, jewellery, clothes and books. There was also music and dance from local schools and groups.

Crosspool street market 2013
Crosspool street market 2013

Crosspool residents vote in police and crime commissioner election

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

Crosspool residents are casting their votes today to choose a police and crime commissioner (PCC) for South Yorkshire.

The candidates are:

  • David Allen – English Democrats
  • Jonathan Arnott – UKIP
  • Nigel Bonson – Conservative
  • Robert Teal – Liberal Democrat
  • Shaun Wright – Labour

You can find out more about each of them on the Choose My PCC website and the BBC website.

Will you be voting in this election? If not, why not? At last month’s Crosspool Forum Open Meeting, opinion was divided on the idea of a publicly-elected police and crime commissioner.

One report this morning from a polling station in the area said that turnout so far seemed to be lower than for a general or local election.