Saturday, April 03, 2021


Many Brigg people will be voting at a different polling station in the forthcoming election.
Rather than putting a cross on a ballot paper in the Angel Suite which has hosted elections for decades, they are instead being instructed to report to the first floor of the Buttercross, in the Market Place.
An election will be held on Thursday, May 6 to decide the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Humberside police area.
Polling cards are now being sent out, and voting hours will be 7am to 10pm.
To find out who's standing for election and information about the candidates, voters are being instructed (on their polling cards) to visit
However, a message posted there at present says: "From 15 April, you will be able to find out information on the candidates standing for election in your police area on this site and you will also be able to download a PDF booklet of the candidate details." So local voters have a couple of weeks to wait for this information.
The Choose My PCC website explains: "Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area."
North Lincolnshire Council is administering this election in our area through its local returning officer. Applications for postal votes must be received by 5pm on April 20, and applications for voting by proxy must reach the council by 5pm on April 27.
You DON'T need to have a polling card with you to be able to vote on the day, but you must be on the electoral register.

PICTURED: Above - a lofty view of Brigg town centre by Neil Stapleton showing the Buttercross in the middle; below - the entrance to the first floor of the Buttercross and the front of the historic grade two listed building, now more than 200 years old; Brigg Police Station on Barnard Avenue, operated by the Humberside force.