Surrey Comet: Election2014

Conservatives win Kingston Council - Lib Dem leader concedes defeat

Surrey Comet: Lib Dem Kingston Council leader Liz Green concedes defeat to Conservatives

7:50am Friday 23rd May 2014

The Conservatives have won more than enough seats to run the council

Live LIVE: Kingston Council count heads towards eight hour mark

Surrey Comet: LIVE: Election day as voters go to polls to decide who runs Kingston

7:40pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

We will bring you the results of one of the closest election campaigns as Conservatives aim to win control of Kingston Council from the Liberal Democrat party.

'No school places crisis' says Kingston Council leader

Surrey Comet: Sunday SC/KG Kingston children's centres saved from closure

6:00am Monday 19th May 2014

There is no schools place crisis, the leader of Kingston Council has said, as figures reveal some schools had four times as many applications last year as they had places to offer.

'We are looking for a real wage that people can live off': Tusc set out their stall

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3:20pm Friday 16th May 2014

A living wage, checks on private landlords and undoing cuts are among the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition's pledges

Busy on the gnome front: unorthodox campaigning method for Green candidate

Surrey Comet: A green gnome popped up at the Hook Centre

3:10pm Friday 16th May 2014

Mr Jakeman, a firefighter at Surbiton fire station, explained on his Twitter account the stunt was “a campaign for the little people 2 be noticed".

'You're not doing anything': UKIP counting on voters' disillusionment with councillors

Surrey Comet: Defaced: a Ukip billboard in Kingston

2:49pm Friday 16th May 2014

Chairman Vic Bellamy says he is “not a betting man”, but he rates the chances of his 19 candidates.

A new red dawn? Labour eyes Norbiton and Grove for return to Guildhall

Surrey Comet: Labour candidates

2:44pm Friday 16th May 2014

After four years in the political wilderness, Labour hopes to return to Guildhall at the expense of the Lib Dems – with Norbiton and Grove wards top of the hit list.

ELECTION 2014: Tories target Kingston Council leader's ward

Surrey Comet: Cornwall election results: Frantic deal making as vote throws up a few surprises

5:00am Wednesday 14th May 2014

Conservatives will target the seats of some of the Liberal Democrats most senior members - including leader Liz Green - in a bid to win their first local election in Kingston for 20 years.

ELECTION 2014: Battleground Surbiton

Surrey Comet: The current political make up of Kingston

4:50am Wednesday 14th May 2014

The Surrey Comet predicts where the key elections battles could be that decide the outcome of next week's local elections.

Defaced: Ukip billboard daubed with expletive ahead of council election

Surrey Comet: Defaced: a Ukip billboard in Kingston

2:15pm Monday 12th May 2014

The Skerne Road billboard bears graffiti using an expletive to tell Ukip leader Nigel Farage to go “bk 2 Eton”, with the slogan “migrants welcome”.

Voters warned not to take selfies with their ballots

Surrey Comet: Ballot selfies are popular in the Netherlands - they call them 'stemfies'

11:13am Friday 9th May 2014

In the run up to the European and local elections, the Electoral Commission has issued guidance to election officials about the potential issue of voters taking 'selfies' with their completed ballot papers in polling stations.

VIDEO: Conservative pre-election survey finds concern about Tolworth Greenway changes

Surrey Comet: A flashing speed sign

10:48am Friday 9th May 2014

Crossings and seating were among the issues people felt strongly about.

VIDEO: Meet the 'Un-Credible Shrinking Man' Nick Clegg and the Incredible Silent Man Ed Miliband

Surrey Comet: "The Un-credible Shrinking Man" (The Labour Party / YouTube)

12:03pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A war of black and white movies has broken out between Labour and Lib Dems after a spoof B-movie depicted the Deputy Prime Minister as the "Un-Credible Shrinking Man".

Election spat as Conservative leaflet claims Lib Dems plan 'shipping container city' for Tolworth

Surrey Comet: Spat: the leaflet

9:35am Tuesday 6th May 2014

The leaflet promotes the campaign of candidates Lizzy Harrall, Mike Gibson, and Coun Andrew Day in Chessington North and Hook.

Benefit fraud suspect councillor says he is 'strong candidate' for re-election

Surrey Comet: Councillor Tim Dennen

6:00am Saturday 3rd May 2014

A Kingston council candidate who is being prosecuted for alleged benefit fraud has declined to say what he is telling voters on the doorstep about his troubles.

Fraud suspect, green firefighter, and former council leader among Kingston Council election candidates

Surrey Comet: Rolson Davies, left, campaigning with Edward Davey, and fellow councillor Vicki Harris, is the most senior councillor stepping down

5:50pm Friday 25th April 2014

One of the Liberal Democrats most senior councillors, Rolson Davies, will be among those stepping down at next month’s local elections.

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