New City of York Council leader outlines vision for future

York Press: New City of York Council leader James Alexander

9:20am Monday 9th May 2011

YORK’S triumphant Labour leader has laid out his party’s vision for the city’s future after it steamrollered its way to election victory.

Liberal Democrats look to rebuild after heavy defeat

York Press: Coun Carol Runciman

9:14am Monday 9th May 2011

SHELL-SHOCKED Liberal Democrats in York will start the rebuilding process next week as they lick their wounds in the wake of their local election nightmare.

YORK ELECTION: Waller and Galloway lose seats as Labour crush Lib Dems

York Press: Lib Dems Steve Galloway and Andrew Waller realise they are about to lose power as the votes are counted in the City of York Council elections

9:49am Saturday 7th May 2011

LABOUR swept to power in York after a sensational local election victory which saw the city’s council leader ousted and his party crushed.

RYEDALE: Barman Luke Ives, 19, leads the Tory charge

York Press: Luke Ives, a barman at the Derwent Arms in Norton who is only 19, celebrates his victory for the Conservatives

9:25am Saturday 7th May 2011

A TRAINEE accountant became the youngest councillor to be elected in Ryedale, as the Conservatives took outright control of the district for the first time.

SELBY: Bitter-sweet victory in Barlby seat

York Press: Stephanie Duckett and Brian Marshall retain their seats

9:21am Saturday 7th May 2011

VOTERS descended on the polls in higher numbers than usual to ensure Selby retained its Conservative majority.

REFERENDUM: York says no to alternative vote

Updated: YORK voted overwhelmingly against the alternative vote in the national referendum on electoral reform.

YORK ELECTION: Labour seizes power in York

York Press: YORK: Election results latest

Labour has seized control of City of York Council on a sensational day which saw the authority's leader and its longest-serving councillor ousted at the city's local elections.

YORK ELECTION: Dust settles on day of drama

8:55pm Friday 6th May 2011

AS an incredible day of election drama in York draws to a close, some of the key figures give their take on how it unfolded.

SELBY: Incredible end in election count

York Press: Newly elected: Ian Reynolds, David Peart and Michael Dyson

Labour gain one seat, Conservatives lose one, and dramatic ending to the Selby count.


9:30am Friday 6th May 2011

11pm - The Conservatives have strengthened their hold on East Riding of Yorkshire Council, claiming six more seats.

RYEDALE: Tories storm to power

York Press: Ballot boxes arrive at Ryedale House, Malton

7:02am Friday 6th May 2011

THE Conservatives have seized control of Ryedale District Council after a night of by-election disaster for the Liberal Democrats.

HAMBLETON & HARROGATE: Election result

9:30am Friday 6th May 2011

11.05pm - The Conservatives have maintained their command of Hambleton Distrct Council and taken control of Harrogate Borough Council.

Political leaders await outcome as the results come in

9:22am Friday 6th May 2011

YORK’S political leaders were today anxiously awaiting the local election outcome which will decide who rules the city for the next four years.

Couple’s voting ‘blunder’ claim

York Press: Gareth and Caroline Milne

9:26am Friday 6th May 2011

A COUPLE claim they were disenfranchised in yesterday’s York council elections because of a bureaucratic blunder.

York's political leaders in plea to voters

York Press: Voters will have their say in today’s local elections

10:12am Thursday 5th May 2011

YORK’S political leaders have appealed for the people of the city to use their voice in the election.

Chance for alternative decision on voting

10:08am Thursday 5th May 2011

UNDER the current first-past-the-post system, the candidate who gets the most votes in their constituency is elected as the MP, regardless of how large their share of the vote is.

Parties reveal will how they will tackle the community stadium issue

4:10pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

With York’s local election decision day looming, the city’s political leaders today reveal how their parties will tackle the issue of a new community stadium.

X marks the spot

York Press: York Central MP Hugh Bayley, centre, with council election candidates Neil Barnes and Fiona Fitzpatrick outside the shops in Tang Hall Lane

3:59pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

On the eve of the crunch referendum on whether the UK should have a new voting system, York’s two MPs today argue the case for and against change.

Junction delays criticised by election candidates

6:49pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

CANDIDATES in a York ward have predicted no further action will be carried out at a controversial junction in the city until the end of the year.

Greens dig in on the election trail

6:48pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

TWO of York’s Green Party candidates for the local elections have been "digging for victory".

Road safety petition launched after speeding fears

6:47pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

CAMPAIGNERS and election candidates in York have launched a road safety petition because of speeding fears.

Call to speed up services is made by candidates

6:46pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

ELECTION candidates have vowed to make sure new developments in York are “adopted” by the council to improve life for residents.

Candidate hits back over Derwenthorpe cash claim

6:45pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

A YORK election candidate has hit back at claims by one of his rivals over claims more money from a controversial housing development should be put back into the local community.

Green Party releases election videos

6:44pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

YORK’S Green Party has released two more videos outlining their future vision for the city ahead of the local elections.

Party chief makes council tax pledge

6:43pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

ONE of York’s political chiefs has claimed his party is standing alone in fighting for a four-year council tax freeze for York residents.

Boost for youngsters as work starts on £47,000 play scheme

6:42pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

YOUNGSTERS in a York community will soon have new play facilities after work began on a £47,000 scheme.

Leader in museum funding appeal

3:55pm Wednesday 4th May 2011

ONE of York’s political leaders has called on the Deputy Prime Minister to think again over funding for the city after one of its tourist attractions missed out on a £7 million grant.

A64 blackspot funding pledge

York Press: Sian Wiseman

9:50am Monday 2nd May 2011

An election candidate has vowed to fight for funding to improve a notorious accident blackspot on one of York’s busiest roads.

Green Party election candidates visit Solarwall's energy centre

York Press: Sue Lamb welcomes Green Party candidates Ginnie Shaw, Denise Craghill, Alison Webb and Andy D’Agorne to the Solarwall energy centre, watched by Grant Henderson

9:49am Monday 2nd May 2011

GREEN Party election candidates have marked out a York energy centre as a benchmark for how fuel bills can be cut and new jobs created while helping the environment.

Voters urged to check polling cards for venues

9:18am Saturday 30th April 2011

VOTERS in Selby have been advised to check they know where to cast their votes in the district and parish council elections.

‘Garden-grabbing’ bungalow homes plan turned down

9:17am Saturday 30th April 2011

RESIDENTS are celebrating after controversial plans to build five homes in the garden of a bungalow were turned down.

Foss riverside path repaired

York Press: Candidates Ruth Potter, left, and Barbara Boyce enjoy a stroll on a path near the River Foss at Heworth

9:16am Saturday 30th April 2011

REPAIRS to a riverside path in York have been completed after £2,500 in funding was secured.

Derwenthorpe cash pledge

9:12am Saturday 30th April 2011

AN INDEPENDENT election candidate has pledged to press for some of the money from one of York’s biggest housing schemes to be ploughed back into the area where it will be built if he wins.

Self service system for Tang Hall Library

10:41am Friday 29th April 2011

NEW machines aimed at making it easier for residents to borrow books are set to be installed at a York library.

New sign at historic site of Tyburn at Knavesmire

10:40am Friday 29th April 2011

VISITORS to one of York’s most historic sites will be able to discover more about its past after a new sign was put up.

Local election candidates oppose police cuts and health shake-up

10:36am Friday 29th April 2011

CAMPAIGNS against police cuts and changes to the NHS are being stepped up by local election candidates in York.

Feeling the benefits of 20mph speed limit in Fishergate

York Press: Andy D’Agorne and fellow Green candidate Dave Taylor, in the hat, look over the new road layout outside Fishergate Primary School, York, where a 20mph speed limit now applies

10:32am Friday 29th April 2011

PARENTS and children at two York schools are feeling the benefit of new safety measures on one of the city’s busiest roads.

Laura’s ‘park-and-cycle’ idea

York Press: Laura Parrish

9:34am Thursday 28th April 2011

A YORK election candidate wants to see ways of using the city’s Park&Ride sites as a base to encourage more people on to their bikes being explored.

Call for enforcement in York's pedestrian zone to end “free-for-all”

York Press: Coun Ian Gillies, who has called for a fresh look at how taxis operate in York

9:21am Wednesday 27th April 2011

ONE of York’s political leaders has made a pre-election call for an end to what he describes as the “free-for-all” in York’s city centre pedestrian zone.

City MP’s house call

York Press: Hugh Bayley MP joins Jodie and Betsy Cassidy, Liz Pitts, prospective City of York Council councillors Dan Sidley and Kristina Blenkharn and Lydia-Grace Pitts

9:16am Wednesday 27th April 2011

ONE of York’s MPs has given his support to a family struggling to take their first steps on the property ladder to highlight the city’s shortage of affordable housing.

Mother and daughter standing for Green Party in Westfield ward

York Press: Prospective Green councillors Daniella and Alison Webb

9:22am Tuesday 26th April 2011

CANDIDATES in one of York’s key election battlegrounds are hoping for a relative triumph.

Support for Green Party campaign

9:18am Tuesday 26th April 2011

YORK’S Green Party has been given high-ranking support as it unveils the first of three videos aimed at driving home its local election message.

Improvements for council tenants approved

9:17am Tuesday 26th April 2011

A CAMPAIGN by councillors in York to secure double-glazing for council tenants has paid off.

Political rivals in road repairs row

9:12am Monday 25th April 2011

RIVAL political parties have become locked in a roads row ahead of next month’s local elections.

MEP swaps Brussels for Poppleton

York Press: Edward McMillan-Scott MEP, left, joins Lib Dem City of York Council candidates, from left, Richard Brown, Quentin Macdonald and Glen Bradley, on the campaign trail in Poppleton

9:10am Monday 25th April 2011

A NORTH Yorkshire Euro MP swapped Brussels for the election trail in York as he lent his support to three of his party’s candidates.

Student parking still on agenda

9:08am Monday 25th April 2011

PARKING problems have led to residents in York holding talks to try and find a solution.

Majority of York parish councillors to be elected uncontested

8:31am Saturday 23rd April 2011

THE vast majority of parish councillors in the York area will be elected next month without ever having to campaign for votes, new figures have revealed.

Scrayingham electorate to vote in Old Rectory

York Press: Janet Waggott, chief executive and returning officer for Ryedale District Council and owner Peter Pace outside the Old Rectory in Scrayingham, which will be a polling station in the elections

8:25am Saturday 23rd April 2011

ONE of North Yorkshire’s more out-of-the-ordinary polling stations has been unveiled ahead of next month’s local elections.

Leaders state their case ahead of the local elections

York Press: Coun Andrew Waller

9:38am Friday 22nd April 2011

Ahead of the local elections, York’s rival party leaders reveal how they plan to protect public services in the face of spending cuts.

Petition plea on NHS reforms

York Press: From left, Tracey Simpson-Laing with her daughter, Niamh, Steve Burton (Labour candidate for Westfield), Tina Funnell (Labour candidate for Heworth), David Horton (Labour candidate for Acomb) and Joe Armer (York member of UK Youth Parliament).

9:01am Thursday 21st April 2011

RESIDENTS in York are being urged to sign a petition opposing planned health reforms by one of the city’s election candidates.


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