Here's when to expect election results for the Banbury area

Officials with Cherwell District Council started the verification process of the election ballot boxes today (Friday May 7)

Friday, 7th May 2021, 2:03 pm
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 2:19 pm
Officials started the verification process of the ballot papers in Cherwell District Council today (Friday May 7 - Image from Cherwell District Twitter feed)

Voters cast their ballot yesterday (Thursday May 6) for seats on the Banbury Town Council, Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council. Several area villages also held parish council elections.

47 people were nominated as candidates to run in the election to fill 22 seats on the Banbury Town Council.

Officials with Cherwell District Council have started the verification process of the election ballot boxes, which have been delivered back to the Spiceball Leisure Centre for the count.

Staff count the ballot papers from each polling station to make sure that the number of ballot papers matches the number of papers issued.

Verification of the ballot papers involves checking they are authentic ballots, submitted in the correct ballot box, and that they have a definite mark on them for a candidate.

Cherwell District Council officials will be posting updates on the verification process throughout today (Friday May 7) on our their Twitter account @Cherwellcouncil

The count of the votes in the county, district and parish elections will take place on Sunday May 9.

The counting of the votes in the police and crime commissioner election will take place on Monday May 10.

The Banbury Guardian will have the results online as they are announced on Sunday.

Results for one area of Banburyshire were announced today (Friday May 7), which includes the Shipston and Kineton areas.

To see the results for the Shipston area see the following web link: https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/people/the-votes-are-in-election-results-for-the-shipston-area-3228325Results are also expected to be announced today for another Banburyshire area of South Northamptonshire. The election, which includes South Northants will see candidates across 31 wards in Northampton, Daventry and South Northamptonshire come together to form the new West Northamptonshire Council unitary authority.