residents urged to cast their votes in Thursday's election
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).
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
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.
County Council's Monitoring Officer, Julian Gale, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I cant stress how important it is that everyone who
can vote, does so."
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."
candidates in Burnham North are Peter Burridge-Clayton (Con),
Leander Clarke (Lab), Tom Nichols (Lib Dem) and James Robertson
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).
in Huntspill, Alexia Bartlett (Lab), John Everitt (UKIP), Mark
Healy (Con) and Alan Miller (Lib Dem) will contest the seat.
stations will be open from 7am-10pm on Thursday May 2nd. The results
will appear on Burnham-On-Sea.com as soon as they are announced
later on Thursday or early on Friday morning.