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New calls for ID at polling stations

Calls for ID to be required at polling stations Credit: PA

The independent elections watchdog is calling for voters to have to show ID at polling stations after a number of alleged fraud cases in the Calendar region.

The Electoral Commission wants to tighten security during the voting process and is developing detailed proposals for how the scheme should work.

Evidence collected by the Commission in its review of electoral fraud revealed that fraud is not widespread in the UK but there have been a number of cases of alleged fraud in areas including Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees.

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Local election results

There has been an upsurge in support for the UK Independence Party in Lincolnshire which means the Conservatives have lost control of the County Council

As former councillors lick their wounds and reflect on their losses, UKIP announced it had sent a "shockwave" through the establishment with its tally of seats and share of the vote.

Although Nigel Farage's party upset the apple cart in Lincolnshire, their policies however didn't sway voters in North Yorkshire, and in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Labour now have control.

Voters were also being asked to elect a Mayor in Doncaster - and there'll be a new face at the town hall.

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