Search

Local elections 2014: Velodrome announced as count centre

10:10 12 May 2014

The velodrome will host the election count on May 23

The velodrome will host the election count on May 23

Archant

Bicycles will be swapped for ballot boxes as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park plays host to the election races next week.

The velodrome, which is part of Lee Valley VeloPark, will be used as the verification and count centre for the mayoral and council elections.

Votes cast at 126 polling stations across the borough on Thursday, May 22, will be tallied up on Friday, May 23.

The winner of the mayoral race is expected to be announced at around 1pm, with prospective councillors being told if they are successful at around 6pm.

Kim Bromley-Derry, Newham Council’s chief executive and returning officer, said: “May 22 is going to be a very busy time for voters in Newham with residents making their choices in three elections on the same day.

“It is important that everyone has a say in who is elected.

“We are excited about being able to use Lee Valley VeloPark’s velodrome as our count centre.

“It fits our needs because we needed a venue large enough to be able to verify all ballot papers after the polls have closed and then count votes cast in the local and mayoral election races.”

Eight candidates have registered to try and become Newham’s directly elected mayor, while the council elections will see 208 candidates contest 60 seats spread across 20 wards, with three councillors elected in each.

In addition, voters will be able to participate in the European elections and the selection of MEPs to represent London.

The count for that election will take place at Newham Town Hall on Sunday, May 25.

Read more:

Poll: Who will you be voting for in the local elections?

Local elections 2014: City Airport focus of hustings for prospective Newham councillors

Latest Newham Stories

Tom Parkes set to miss pivotal clash against the Robins due to hip bruising

Liam Kelly
09:00

A new state-of-the art sports science laboratory has opened at the University of East London.

University of East London

We look at the players who have graced West Ham and Watford and assess the best. Do you agree?

Ireland
Yesterday, 18:00

With World Book Day fast approaching, test your knowledge of some of the globe’s most beloved children’s books.

Yesterday, 17:44

Details about a 3,800-home development close to West Ham station have been revealed as part of a public exhibition.

Yesterday, 16:10

Newham Council’s leadership team is taking on a different look following a cabinet reshuffle.

Ken Clark
Yesterday, 16:03

A man has been charged with being in possession of cannabis and a knife following a search of a car in East Ham.

Thames Magistrates' Court
Yesterday, 16:00

Teacher Rob Cooper full of praise for Cumberland Sports Partnership after running event at Eastlea Community School

Eastlea Community School

Results

West Ham

  • Lyn Brown (Labour)
    36,132 (68.4%)

East Ham

  • Stephen Timms (Labour)
    40,563 (77.6%)

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now