EU vote registration deadline extended

June 8, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

The deadline for registering to vote in the EU referendum has been extended, the government has said. Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock said the government would legislate to extend the cut-off until midnight on Thursday. It follows a computer glitch which left some people unable to sign up before the original midnight Tuesday deadline. The Electoral Commission urged people to sign up until the end of Thursday in order to vote on 23 June. The […]

Sir Peter Tapsell stepping down at the next General Election

March 21, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Louth and Horncastle MP Sir Peter Tapsell is tonight expected to announce he will not be standing in the next General Election. Sir Peter, 84, was first elected as an MP 55 years ago aged 29 and has contested 15 Parliamentary elections in five constituencies and won 13. He is due to tell Louth and Horncastle Conservative Association of his intention at a meeting today, Friday, March 21. Sir Peter, who lives in Roughton, near […]