drawn in Burnham-On-Sea general election race
starting gun for the general election has been fired and Burnham-On-Sea's
candidates have today (Tuesday April 6th) stepped up their door-to-door
campaigns after Gordon Brown's announcement that the election
will be held on May 6th.
Heathcoat-Amory will be defending his long-held Wells parliamentary
seat - which covers the Burnham area - against Liberal Democrat
Tessa Munt, Labour's Andy Merryfield, UKIP's Jake Baynes, and
BNP candidate Richard Boyce (all pictured above).
could also be other candidates who have yet to announce their
participation since the formal nomination process will open on
14th April and close at 4pm on April 20th.
controversy surrounding parliamentary expenses and election leaflets
in recent months, it promises to be a keenly-fought campaign in
the Burnham area.
the last election in 2005, Mr Heathcoat-Amory won the seat by
3,040 votes, attracting 23,071 in total.
Lib Dems were in second place with 20,031, Labour was third with
8,288 and UKIP won 1,575. The Wells seat is one of the Lib Dem's
top targets nationally.
above (from left to right): MP David Heathcoat-Amory, Labour's
Andy Merryfield, Lib Dem Tessa Munt, UKIP's Jake Baynes and the
BNP's Richard Boyce, who are all contesting the Wells seat
will be following every step of the general election locally