Bromley local elections: what you need to know

The local elections take place on May 22

The local elections take place on May 22

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The Bromley local elections will take place on May 22, allowing the public to decide which 60 councillors will represent the 22 wards across the borough for the next four years.

In the previous election in 2010, the Conservative party won 53 of the 60 seats on Bromley Council, up from 49 in 2006.

This year they are fielding 60 candidates.

Labour currently hold three seats, down from four in 2006, and are also fielding 60 candidates.

Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats, who currently hold four seats (down from seven in 2006) are only contesting 47 seats - in 2010 they contested 59, in 2006 they contested 60.

The big story is the huge increase in the number of seats the UK Independence Party (UKIP) intend to run for.

In 2006 the controversial party fielded just one candidate, in 2010 they fielded 10.

On May 22 they will be contesting 35 seats, presumably hoping to do well on the back of the European elections being held the same day.

This includes former Conservative councillor Julian Grainger in the Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom ward, who announced his defection to UKIP a couple of months ago.

The Greens are fielding 22 candidates (they fielded 15 in 2010 and 10 in 2006), the British National Party three and the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition one.

The only independent standing is Colin Willetts in the Cray Valley West ward. 

Voting will take in 185 polling stations across the borough and residents will be notified of the location when they receive their polling card.

It is possible to register to vote in person, by post or by downloading, completing and returning the relevant form here.

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9:12pm Wed 7 May 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

The "big story" as you put it, is that none of these councillors can do anything about the Waste 4 Fuel fiasco - so let's get rid of the current lot and have some fresh faces and ideas.
The "big story" as you put it, is that none of these councillors can do anything about the Waste 4 Fuel fiasco - so let's get rid of the current lot and have some fresh faces and ideas. The Fozziest of Bears
  • Score: 40

9:40pm Wed 7 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

"the British National Party three"

Stick a fork in the BNP...they're DONE !


Oh my aching guts, ROFLMAO.
"the British National Party three" Stick a fork in the BNP...they're DONE ! Oh my aching guts, ROFLMAO. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 30

7:45am Thu 8 May 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Ukip lunatics will be of no use on local councils.
Ukip lunatics will be of no use on local councils. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 50

8:39am Sat 10 May 14

eyes2theright says...

BarryNormanPoole wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote: "the British National Party three" Stick a fork in the BNP...they're DONE ! Oh my aching guts, ROFLMAO.
Did you know that you are being called names on the Bolton news and other papeers, one of the things you are being called is a male prostitute! Lol!
please stop it lol ;)
[quote][p][bold]BarryNormanPoole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: "the British National Party three" Stick a fork in the BNP...they're DONE ! Oh my aching guts, ROFLMAO.[/p][/quote]Did you know that you are being called names on the Bolton news and other papeers, one of the things you are being called is a male prostitute! Lol![/p][/quote]please stop it lol ;) eyes2theright
  • Score: -2

8:45am Sat 10 May 14

eyes2theright says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
"the British National Party three" Stick a fork in the BNP...they're DONE ! Oh my aching guts, ROFLMAO.
i got my bnp and my ukip leaflet delivered to my home last week and to be honest reading through their policies i could not see any difference between the two political parties?

if the bnp are "done" as you claim, perhaps they are all switching to the ukip party? afterall i seem to remember you praising the ukip party some time ago, thats before you realised that people were fed up of the lies and spin protracted by the main 3 political parties, and were now switching away from the liars of the conservatives/labour
/liberal dems
what we need to do is give cameron/clegg a bloody nose vote bnp/ukip every time and force out the war mongers, liars, cheats, lol
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: "the British National Party three" Stick a fork in the BNP...they're DONE ! Oh my aching guts, ROFLMAO.[/p][/quote]i got my bnp and my ukip leaflet delivered to my home last week and to be honest reading through their policies i could not see any difference between the two political parties? if the bnp are "done" as you claim, perhaps they are all switching to the ukip party? afterall i seem to remember you praising the ukip party some time ago, thats before you realised that people were fed up of the lies and spin protracted by the main 3 political parties, and were now switching away from the liars of the conservatives/labour /liberal dems what we need to do is give cameron/clegg a bloody nose vote bnp/ukip every time and force out the war mongers, liars, cheats, lol eyes2theright
  • Score: -2

11:31am Sat 10 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

8:17am Sat 10 May 14 BarryNormanPoole says...

8:39am Sat 10 May 14 eyes2theright says...

8:45am Sat 10 May 14 eyes2theright says...


Hello boi, what ya running scared now ?

Well I do hope ya going to give ya old mates Adam Walker, Fatty Griffin and limp along Jefferson a job skip filling after the elections. Treanor can go back to her old trade or flog off her photos ( you know the ones ) to some lads dirty mag.

Oh my sides as you say.

Looooooosersssssssss
ssss.
8:17am Sat 10 May 14 BarryNormanPoole says... 8:39am Sat 10 May 14 eyes2theright says... 8:45am Sat 10 May 14 eyes2theright says... Hello boi, what ya running scared now ? Well I do hope ya going to give ya old mates Adam Walker, Fatty Griffin and limp along Jefferson a job skip filling after the elections. Treanor can go back to her old trade or flog off her photos ( you know the ones ) to some lads dirty mag. Oh my sides as you say. Looooooosersssssssss ssss. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 1

11:33am Sat 10 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

PS, I aint seen ya on FB yet all over the Shoppers FB page is Joey Boi.

Looooooserssssssssss
ssssss !
PS, I aint seen ya on FB yet all over the Shoppers FB page is Joey Boi. Looooooserssssssssss ssssss ! Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 1

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