‘Tens of thousands’ of eligible voters across Greater Manchester could miss having their say at May’s general election because they aren’t registered, local councils have warned.
Manchester Labour Councillor Kevin Peel accuses the Government of ‘deliberately making it harder for young people, students, transient renter and ethnic minorities to vote’.
Following the youth select committee’s report on lowering the voting age to sixteen and introducing a compulsary politics GCSE. Mancunians agree it is time to make a change.
MM took to the streets of Manchester to ask ‘should the voting age be lowered to 16?’
After the council became a ‘Tory-free zone’ back in 2012, Labour finished off their other main rivals to take all of the 32 wards as the Liberal Democrats surrendered their nine seats with 95 out of 96 seats now held by Labour and just one by Independent Labour councillor Henry Cooper..
Taking back his street: Lib Dem former council leader claws back Stockport seat after bitter Twitter feud
Former Stockport Council Leader Dave Goddard, who lost his seat in the last round of local elections in 2012 after 22 years at the helm, was re-elected to the Offerton ward after a bitter contest with the local Labour candidate Charlie Stewart.
Voters in Salford, Greater Manchester did a double take when they were asked to place their vote in a green 20 feet long crate normally used to ship cargo overseas
Manchester’s election overhaul: £1million grant for region to ensure more accurate and secure voting
£1,075,122 has been divided between all ten boroughs
It’s the biggest surge by a fourth party since WW2
Shambolic 13.5% Greater Manchester turnout for Police Crime Commissioner elections deemed ‘entirely avoidable’
Electoral Reform Society speak out over election turnout.
The US election takes place on Tuesday November 6.