We’re going back to the polls on the 8th June to decide who governs the country for the next five years – and Connect FM will be right on the pulse as the results come in.
On Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June our coverage will include:
- Reports from polling stations on turnout and mood
- Live reporting on Twitter from the moment the polls close at 10 o’clock
- Facebook Live from behind the scenes in the newsroom on election night
- Local results as they happen online – Tweet headlines and full breakdown on this page
- Through Breakfast on the Friday you’ll get the local and national picture from our News Team on air every half an hour
As we await the General Election, here’s a reminder of what happened in the local elections at the start of May…
Conservative James Palmer has become the first elected mayor for the combined Peterborough and Cambridgeshire authority. He won a second-round runoff with Lib Dem Rod Cantrill after neither gained a first-round majority.
The Conservatives have also seized control of Cambridgeshire County Council. They won 36 of a possible 61 seats to take power from a previous no overall majority. UKIP’s bad results nationally were mirrored locally – with all ten seats lost.
The Conservatives have retained control of Northamptonshire County Council – and have increased their majority. With all fifty-seven wards now declared, The Conservatives have forty three – up seven on 2013. They’ve taken seats in Higham Ferrers and Earls Barton. Labour finish up one on twelve – The Lib Dems drop from six representatives to two – and UKIP have lost all three of their seats.