results awaited after busy day at polls in Burnham-On-Sea
across the Burnham-On-Sea area headed to the polls on Thursday to
vote in the General Election to pick the area's next MP.
across the Wells constituency - which includes Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge,
Berrow and Brean - have been voting all day until polls closed at
four candidates - Conservative James Heappey, Liberal Democrat Tessa
Munt, Labour's Andy Merryfield and the Christian Peoples Alliance's
Lorna Corke - have been busily visiting voters to drum up votes
across the constituency in recent days. They
also took part in a hustings in Burnham-On-Sea, answering questions
Many local polling stations reported a busy day of voting, suggesting
a high turnout.
results are due to be announced during the early hours of Friday
morning and will be published here on Burnham-On-Sea.com.
the last General Election in May 2015, Mr Heappey won the parliamentary
seat with a majority of 7,585 votes, or 46.1% of the vote over Tessa
Munt's 32.8%. Tessa won the seat from the Tories by 800 votes at
the previous election in 2010.
in the Burnham South Ward will also be able to vote in a Town Council
by-election today. Bev Milner Simonds is standing for the Liberal
Democrats and Debbie Matthews is standing for the Conservatives
to fill a vacancy on Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council.
That result is also due early on Friday.
will have full coverage of the General Election results and reaction
on Friday morning.