CONCERNS that the rain may have hindered the number people voting in Ellesmere Port and Neston have been washed away.
Early indications suggedst a very positive turnout.
Three mobile polling stations had over 70% with the highest turnout being at the station in Willowdale Way, Whitby, at 77.8%. The rest have had around 50-60% turnout.
A total of 21 boxes have been opened so far and we're half way through the verification process.