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Representing Homelessness July 18th 2019

Three back to back interviews with media-makers Paul Atherton and Sabine Hellman followed by Professor Susan Phillips and facilitated by Emma Street and Alex Lewczuk on the first day of the British Academy Representing Homelessness conference at the University of Lincoln.

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Apollo 11, Courtney Cannon, Native Voices and the 2019 San Diego Comic Con

Robin Pierce , Fergus Jeffs, Emma Street, Eva Macdonald, Anna Lewis, William Coles and Alex Lewczuk connect with Virginia Based Courtney Cannon, Student Vet Zoe Jamison, Writer/Producer Arthur Weingarten, `Dr Trek` Larry Nemecek, Writers Samantha Lee Howe and David J Howe before wrapping up with some key reflections on Native Voices in the USA from […]

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Newark Book Festival 2019 Launch event

In which Emma Street and Alex Lewczuk encounter Sara Bullimore. Town Crier Steve, Lauren Wood, Zuska the greatest showgirl, the Robin Hood Theatre Company and Quids for Kids at the opening launch of the Newark Book Festival #Newarkbf

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Romantic writing, William Coles, Kimberly Stuart, Paul Zollo and Ezekial Bone

Emma Street, Fergus Jeffs and Alex Lewczuk launch the programme with William Coles before heading to Des Moines Iowa to discuss the awesome work of Kimberly Stuart after which Zoe Jameson reports from a mystery train station, Paul Zollo provides more music updates from Los Angeles, Robin Pierce critiques the programme from Wales , Ade […]


Local Election Results: Labour regain control of council

Written by on 6th May 2011

Labour has regained control of the City of Lincoln Council for the first time in four years after gaining an extra seat to gain a majority of 17. The Conservatives lost one seat and now hold 15 in the council whilst the Liberal Democrats were able to hold onto their one seat.

The only change in council’s political make up came in the Glebe ward, with Labour’s Councillor Patrick Vaughan securing 101 more votes than the Conservatives to gain the crucial seat from them and regain the ruling majority of the council.

The closest battles of the night came from the Birchwood and Minister wards. Conservatives were able to hold onto control of both seats with the slimest majorities of the vote, beating Labour by just 21 votes in the Birchwood ward and 39 votes in the Minsiter ward.

After last year’s election the council was left with ‘no overall control’, with Conservatives and Labour holding 16 seats each and the Liberal Democrats holding the remaining one seat.

Over 50 candidates ran for the 11 positions up for election this year in the City of Lincoln Council. The turnout was the highest for a local election in several years, with 36.43% of those eligible voting in Lincoln.

The count began in Lincoln at 1am, with around 60 people working through the early hours of the morning to count the votes.

The results were declared around 2.30am, slightly later than most people at the count had expected. The AV result will be announced later on Friday afternoon.

Here is a full list of all 11 positions decided in the 2011 local election (in the order they were declared).

Minster ward – Cllr David Gratrick (Conservative)
Bracebridge ward – Cllr Darren Grice (Conservative)
Glebe ward – Cllr Patrick Vaughan (Labour)
Park ward – Cllr Chris Burke (Labour)
Hartsholme ward – Cllr Ronald Hills (Conservative)
Abbey ward – Cllr Fay Smith (Labour)
Carholme ward – Cllr Neil Murray (Labour)
Moorland ward – Cllr Bob Bushell (Labour)
Castle ward – Cllr Donald Nannestad (Labour)
Boultham ward – Cllr Gary Hewson (Labour)
Birchwood ward – Cllr Eddie Strengiel (Conservative)

Lincoln Council 2011

Labour – 17 seats

Conservatives – 15 seats

Liberal Democrats – 1 seat

Total – 33 seats