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Registration for Eden Council elections

Every household in Eden will be receiving a letter with the details of who is included in the Register of Electors at each property in the district.

This council says it is a chance for people to check whether they are registered and eligible to vote in the forthcoming General, District and Parish Elections on 7 May 2015.

Since the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) last year, it is now everyone's personal responsibility to ensure they are registered using the online registration facility.

If the letter states that you are registered, no further action is required.

"We want to ensure that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to exercise their democratic right at the important elections on 7 May, and they can only do that if they are included in the Register of Electors, so it is vital for everyone to check whether they are registered."

– Paul Foote, Eden District Council's Electoral Registration Officer

For more information visit the government website.

Those who do not receive a letter should contact Eden District Council by telephone or email elections@eden.gov.uk.

South Lakeland District Council result

The Liberal Democrats held South Lakeland District Council booking the national trend. The party lost one council seat to the Conservatives in Sedbergh. They re-took a council seat in Kendal from an Independent.

The turnout was 47.46 per cent.

All 28 seats on Kendal town council were won by the Lib Dems.

The council is made up of:

  • 33 Lib Dem
  • 14 Conservative
  • 3 Labour

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Talks over political make up for Cumbria County Council

Talks are to take place next week between the Labour group and other parties after Thursday's election led to it securing the biggest number of seats at county level in Cumbria.

It's expected that a deal will be done ahead of the first full council meeting of the new administration on 16 May.

A new leader of the authority and details on the make up of the administration will have to be agreed.

Labour are the biggest party in the county with 35 seats; the Conservatives have 26 and the Liberal Democrats 16.

The remaining seven seats went to independents and other parties.

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