Peterborough polling stations open for landmark local elections
Polling stations have opened in Peterborough for one of the most significant local elections in the city’s history.
Every adult in Peterborough is eligible to vote with city council seats in all 22 wards being contested, including two in Fletton & Woodston.
With the balance of power so marginal at the Town Hall, the make-up of the next administration could be decided by just a few votes with the Conservatives seeking to continue their time in office since 1999.
However, any net loss of seats for the Tories could herald in a change under a ‘rainbow coalition’ of opposition groups.
Voting takes place until 10pm with social distancing measures in place, although anyone queuing at the cut-off time will be allowed in to vote.
The results will be announced on Friday.
Council leader Cllr John Holdich is not seeking re-election, while the Labour and Liberal Democrat group leaders are both defending their seats.
In addition, residents in Peterborough can vote for their next metro mayor and police and crime commissioner - two of the most senior positions across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
The final declarations will be announced on Saturday.
The results of all three elections will have huge ramifications in the city for years to come.