stations open in Burnham as voters go to the polls
has been a day of brisk voting at the polling stations across
Burnham-On-Sea today (Thursday) as residents cast their votes
in the General Election.
Residents in the Burnham area have until 10pm tonight to choose
between the six candidates.
votes will then be counted at Draycott Memorial Hall, a central
location in the Wells constituency, and the results are expected
to be announced at around 5am on Friday.
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 have been transformed into polling stations
today across Burnham as voters go the polls.
full list of the stations in Burnham-On-Sea and the whole constituency
is available here,
but to find out where you should vote, consult your polling card.
will have full coverage of the result on Friday morning