Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

20/09/12 - Rosie Cooper MP clarifies polling card concerns ahead

Burscough residents eligible vote in the Parish Poll will not be receiving a polling card they just go along to their normal polling station to vote.


Rosie Cooper MP has moved to clarify the position over polling cards following queries from constituents.  It appears there has been some confusion about whether polling cards will be sent to voters before the poll.


The practice for parish polls is that no polling cards are issued.  Burscough residents can vote on Thursday 20th September 2012 between 4pm and 9pm on the issue relating to the proposed development sites within Burscough.


Burscough residents are being asked to vote on the question:


 “Do you want West Lancashire Borough Council to release greenbelt at Yew Tree Farm and Red Cat Lane for developments disproportionate to the size of Burscough without thoroughly investigating and exhausting all suitable alternatives and prioritising non-greenbelt first?


MP Rosie said:


“It appears there has been some confusion about whether voters in Burscough will receive polling cards or not.  I just want to clear this up ahead of the poll.  I wouldn’t want a situation where residents don’t go and vote because they are waiting for a polling card.


 “I would encourage all eligible residents in Burscough to go and vote in this important local poll.  Whatever their view of the proposals for redevelopment this is their opportunity to have their say.”


The polling stations for this election are located at:



  •          Old People’s Club, Lord Street, Burscough
  •          St John’s Catholic Church, Parish Hall, Chapel Lane, Burscough
  •          Methodist Church Hall, Orrell Lane, Burscough
  •          Burscough Priory High School, Trevor Road,
  •          Lordsgate Township Primary School, Lordsgate Drive, Burscough
  •          Manor Estate, Mobile Unit, Car Park, Burscough
  •          Canteen Building, Wood End Farm, Marsh Moss Lane, Burscough

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