At least seven of the 10 candidates of Portuguese or Portuguese descent were elected councilors in British local elections in England and Scotland.
In Scotland, Martha Mattos Coelho, 44, the candidate of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the Liberton / Kilmerton area of Edinburgh, was elected after a tenth vote.
Lisbon is preferred by the convertible voting system, in which voters line up candidates at will, thus collecting more votes from the selected candidates.
“I had my stomach in my stomach,” Goyalho acknowledged the anxiety he felt as the process progressed.
Although the SNP has elected more councilors in Edinburgh, it will have to negotiate a coalition to govern the council.
On the other hand, the good results of the Nationalist Party in general, the Portuguese stressed, were “a definite message from the Scots in support of the referendum for independence.”
In London, Diego Costa, 23, was elected by volume [ward] De Oval, and Sarina da Silva, 41, both of Waterloo and South Bank constituencies, are ‘workers’ in the city council. [Council] Of Lambeth in South London.
About 35,000 of the 328,000 people, including Portuguese, Brazilians or Angolans, have a large Lusophone community in the municipality, so Portuguese is the second most widely spoken language after English.
Lucia Das Neves, a Portuguese descendant north of the British capital, was re-elected by the Woodside Ward by ‘Labor’ in Haringi.
In Harringley, Nick da Costa was re-elected by the Liberal Democrats in the Highgate constituency.
Diego Correis, 43, was re-elected for a second term [city councillor] In the Littlemore constituency of Oxford, this time for a period of four years.
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Outside the capital, Diego Rodriguez, 32, was elected councilor [county councillor] Of the new town hall [county council] Somerset in the Bridgewater East & Bowdrip constituency by the Conservative Party.
Rodrigues is still waiting for the church’s decision [town council] In Bridgewater, Portuguese Timoria Januvario Kuzmao is running for Eastover constituency and for the Conservative Party.
In Wales, Aiolanda Banu Vikas, 48, a councilor for Portuguese communities, lost for the second time to just 10% of the vote in Ertik’s constituency in the village of Rexham by Welsh nationalist Floyd Zimru.
As a councilor, Carla Barreto, 43, was elected independent mayor of Thedford village in the east of England in 2019, and served one year.
In Thursday’s (5) local elections, 146 of the 333 municipalities in England, 32 in Scotland and 22 in Wales voted in favor.
Local elections are held every year in the UK, but in different municipalities or constituencies.
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