stations close in Burnham-On-Sea as count begins
stations across Burnham-On-Sea have closed and counting has begun
in the local General Election battle.
It follows a very busy day at the polls across the Burnham area,
with the turnout expected to be one of the highest for many years.
has now begun at Draycott Memorial Hall, a central location in
the Wells constituency, and the results of the battle between
the six candidates is expected to be announced at around 5am on
details of the results will be available here on Burnham-On-Sea.com.
candidates are David Heathcoat-Amory of the Conservative party,
Tessa Munt of the Liberal Democrats, Jake Baynes of the UK Independence
Party, Richard Boyce of the British National Party, Chris Briton
of the Green Party and Labour's Andy Merryfield.
Wells constituency has 81,292 people registered to vote and at
the last general election in 2005, there was a 67.7% turnout when
Mr Heathcoat-Amory won with a majority of 3,040 votes from the
Lib Dems in second place.
churches and schools were transformed into polling stations on
Thursday across Burnham went to the ballot box.
will have full coverage of the local result early on Friday morning