Waveney District Council

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Information for prospective independent candidates


Published on 12th February 2015

Waveney District Council has published information for anyone wishing to stand as an Independent Candidate in the District or Parliamentary Elections.

Register to vote today


Published on 5th February 2015

Waveney District Council is encouraging any local residents not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Day (5 February) and go online now to register.

New Mayor for Lowestoft

New Mayor for Lowestoft

Published on 17th December 2014

A new Mayor has been chosen for Lowestoft, following a meeting of the Lowestoft Charter Trustees at the Town Hall on 15 November.

Beccles by-election results

Ballot box

Published on 16th November 2012

Conservative candidate, Graham Catchpole is the new Ward Councillor for Beccles South, following a by-election on Thursday 15 November.

Conservatives win Worlingham by-election

Ballot boxes

Published on 19th December 2011

Norman Brooks is the new ward Councillor for Worlingham having won the by-election for the Conservative Party on Monday evening

Worlingham By-Election

Worlingham sign

Published on 14th November 2011

Following the resignation of Andrew Draper, an Election for one District Councillor in Worlingham will take place on Monday 19 December.

Standards Committee decision

Cllr Andy Draper

Published on 5th October 2011

On 20 September 2011 an Assessment Sub-Committee of the Standards Committee considered two complaints concerning the alleged conduct of Councillor Andrew Draper.

Meet Benjy the bear!

Mayor Bear at the Lowestoft Seafront Airshow

Published on 5th October 2011

Mayor Tod Sullivan has chosen Benjy as the winning name for his new Mayor Bear, awarding Miss Adams of Pakefield, who suggested the name, a family ticket to Jack & the Beanstalk at the Marina Theatre.

Council still boasting gold standard

Councillors 2011

Published on 8th August 2011

Waveney District Council has successfully passed the re-assessment process for maintaining the gold standard Charter Plus Award for Elected Member Development.

Colin Law is new leader

Colin Law

Published on 25th May 2011

Conservative Colin Law has been elected Leader of Waveney District Council at the authority's Annual Meeting, held this evening in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall.

Legal view of Council stalemate

Lowestoft Town Hall

Published on 16th May 2011

Following the District elections, which saw the Conservative and Labour Groups each secure 23 seats, Waveney's Monitoring Officer has issued a Legal Opinion that provides a framework for a resolution.

Waveney election results revealed

Lowestoft Town Hall

Published on 6th May 2011

May 5 2011 was the first time in many years that there had been all-out whole district elections in Waveney, with all 48 District Council seats contested. The results were announced live on May 6.

Follow the election results live

Twitter,twitter logo

Published on 3rd May 2011

With all 48 seats up in 2011, the Waveney District Council elections couldn't be more important or exciting - and, for the first time, you can follow the results LIVE via the Council's twitter feed.

Voters urged to prepare for 'Super Thursday'


Published on 28th April 2011

The Electoral Commission, the independent elections and referendum watchdog, is urging voters across the country to get ready before they go to the polls on Thursday May 5.

Council leader elected for County role

Mark Bee

Published on 18th April 2011

Leader of Waveney District Council Councillor Mark Bee has been elected as Leader of the Conservative group at Suffolk County Council. The decision was announced at lunchtime on Monday April 18.

Don't leave it too late to vote


Published on 14th April 2011

With postal votes about to be sent to over 14,000 people in the Waveney area, Waveney District Council is urging residents to vote early to ensure that they are counted.

Where will you be on Thursday May 5?

Postal voting

Published on 28th March 2011

With elections and the first ever UK-wide Referendum in over 30 years taking place on May 5, Waveney District Council is urging voters to have their say, even if they are going away.

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