Local Elections: Verifying underway in Sheffield

Written by Lauren White

I am a trainee journalist at the University of Sheffield, Editor in Chief of nebeep.com and a proud Geordie.

Verifying votes cast in Sheffield’s local elections is underway at the English Institute of Sport after polling stations closed to voters at 10pm.

There are 28 seats up for grabs at the election across every ward in the city, including in Manor Castle where Leader of the Council Terry Fox is standing for re-election.

Other wards to watch overnight are City, where the Green Party’s Martin Phipps is hoping to build on his 16-vote majority and Stocksbridge and Upper Don, where Conservative candidate David Chinchen is gunning to follow in his son’s footsteps and become a councillor in the ward, ousting Labour.

Walkley ward will similarly be a tight race between Labour’s Tom Hunt and Logan Robin from the Green Party. Last year’s elections saw the Greens’ Bernard Little take the seat from Labour.

Follow our team on Twitter @Sheffield_Wire for live updates from the count throughout the night.

Written by Lauren White

I am a trainee journalist at the University of Sheffield, Editor in Chief of nebeep.com and a proud Geordie.

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