‘X-Factor’ bid to encourage Burnley residents to vote in local elections

X FACTOR: Elections officer Alison Morville with one of the election campaign posters in the council chamber at Burnley Town Hall. (s)
X FACTOR: Elections officer Alison Morville with one of the election campaign posters in the council chamber at Burnley Town Hall. (s)

VOTERS are being asked “who’s got the X Factor?” in a bid to encourage people to polls in the Burnley local elections.

The campaign hopes to boost voter numbers in the elections which will help shape Burnley Council for the coming year.

A series of posters will be put up at polling stations, community centres and council buildings around the town ahead of the May 3rd date.

The posters also encourage people to “get cross” and highlights the buildings which will be used as a polling station on election day.

Alison Morville, election officer at Burnley Council, said: “It’s important that people use their vote and have their say in who represents them on the council. Councillors make important decisions that effect everyone, every day of their life and the local elections are part of that democratic process.

“If you don’t use your vote, you’re losing your chance to shape how the council is run and the services that each one of us uses all the time.”

One seat in each of the borough’s 15 wards is up for grabs on 3rd May. The current make-up of the council is Liberal Democrats 21, Labour 18, Conservatives 5 and BNP 1. The results will be announced on Friday 4th May.