November 24, 2005
Burnham council election race hots up as candidates take to the streets

The race to win a vacant seat on Burnham and Highbridge town council heated up this week with both candidates taking to the streets of Burnham.

The Conservative’s Alan Miller, who is chairman of the Burnham hovercraft, and the Liberal Democrat’s Chris Williams, a former town and district councillor, have both been canvassing support.

Burnham-On-Sea MP David Heathcoat-Amory gave his backing to Mr Miller, joining him to visit residents in the Saints area of Burnham. He said: “I know Alan well and genuinely believe he would make an excellent councillor.”

The pair, who are pictured above talking with resident George Marsden, said their campaign had got “off to a great start with a positive response from voters in the area.”

Liberal Democrat candidate Chris WilliamsLiberal Democrat candidate Chris Williams, right, has also been meeting residents in the Burnham East ward and said he has also had a “most encouraging” response from voters.

He is shown in Pople’s Bow where a post box will soon be reinstated after what he calls a “successful campaign” by him and colleagues to press for action from the Royal Mail. The issue will be highlighted in an election leaflet to published over the next few days.

Both candidates have several weeks of campaigning to go, with polling day set for Thursday December 8th. The polling station at Burnham Infants School in Winchester Road will be open from 8am-9pm.

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