June 5, 2009
election candidates and voters await results
eleven candidates contesting the four county council seats in
the Burnham-On-Sea area face a nervous wait until Friday afternoon
(June 5th) to find out the results.
closed at 10pm on Thursday evening after a busier-than-expected
day of voting across the Burnham district.
Burridge-Clayton, who is one of the candidates running for the
Burnham North seat, (pictured above at The Grove polling station),
told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Thursday evening: "Voting seemed
to be a lot busier than many had expected."
good weather appeared to have brought people out to vote, rather
than put them off."
Joe Leach, pictured right, who is running for the Huntspill ward,
added: "The polling stations have been busy with a steady
trickle of voters all day."
final results will be announced on Friday after the official count
in Bridgwater and will be available on Burnham-On-Sea's election
Burnham North and Huntspill have two candidates vying for the
votes, while Brent has three and Highbridge four.
candidates in the Burnham North seat are Peter Burridge-Clayton
(Conservatives) and Mike Mansfield (Liberal Democrats). In Highbridge
and Burnham South, the seat is being contested by Jo Burridge-Clayton
(Labour), Mick Lucas (UKIP), Rosemarie Parsons (Liberal Democrats)
and John Woodman (Conservatives).
Huntspill, the contest is between Mark Healey (Conservatives)
and Joe Leach (Liberal Democrats). In Brent, it's a three-way
battle between Shella Rachel Forrester (Labour), Tony Gore (Liberal
Democrats) and Alan Ham (Conservatives).
Election 2009 guide