Published: April 28, 2013
Burnham residents urged to cast their votes in Thursday's election

Residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area have been urged to use their democratic right and vote in the County Council Elections taking place this Thursday (May 2nd).

Somerset County Council delivers important services across the Burnham area, including looking after roads, caring for the elderly, caring for vulnerable children and adults, supporting schools and maintaining street lights.

Thursday's election provides voters with an opportunity to have their say on how those services are delivered by picking candidates to become elected County Councillors, who hold the purse strings of an annual budget of £748m.

Somerset County Council's Monitoring Officer, Julian Gale, told "I can’t stress how important it is that everyone who can vote, does so."

"County Councillors are responsible for all of the really important decisions made by the Council that affect Somerset residents, businesses and communities. This is your chance to decide who those councillors will be so please use your vote."

The candidates in Burnham North are Peter Burridge-Clayton (Con), Leander Clarke (Lab), Tom Nichols (Lib Dem) and James Robertson (Green).

In Highbridge and Burnham South, those running are Helen Groves (Lib Dem), Ricky Holcombe (Lab), David Taylor (Green), Purple Watkins (Ind) and John Woodman (Con).

In the Brent division, the candidates are John Denbee (Con), Sheila Forrester (Lab) and Katie Lawson (Lib Dem).

And in Huntspill, Alexia Bartlett (Lab), John Everitt (UKIP), Mark Healy (Con) and Alan Miller (Lib Dem) will contest the seat.

Polling stations will be open from 7am-10pm on Thursday May 2nd. The results will appear on as soon as they are announced later on Thursday or early on Friday morning.


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