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Date set for fresh city election
Postal vote
The election was an all postal vote
A date has been set for a fresh council election in Hull following a row over ballot papers.

The High Court overturned June's election result for the Derringham ward after hearing some voters received ballot papers for the Marfleet ward.

The contested seat will be decided on Thursday 13 January.

Candidates from the BNP, Hull Independents, UKIP, Labour and Liberal Democrat party have been nominated to stand in the re-election.

Election candidates
Paul Buckley, BNP
John Considine, Hull Independents
John Cornforth, UKIP
Alan Gardiner, Labour
Michael Rouse-Deane, Liberal Democrat

Independent candidate John Considine challenged the result after losing by just seven votes to UKIP candidate John Carnforth.

Mr Carnforth was declared the winner of the seat after six recounts. He received 945 votes to Mr Considine's 938.

When overturning the original result the court heard an unknown number of voters received incorrect ballot papers by mistake.

June's election was an all postal ballot but January's poll will be conducted in the traditional way with five polling stations open.


SEE ALSO:
Deadline for vote 'fraud' action
02 Jul 04 |  Politics
Judge to assess election claims
01 Jul 04 |  Humber
UKIP snaps up city council seat
11 Jun 04 |  Humber


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