Five candidates will be on the ballot papers when voters in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area vote in December’s General Election.

The final list of candidates standing to become MP of the Wells constituency on December 12th is as follows:

  • Conservative James Heappey
  • Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt
  • Labour Kama McKenzie
  • Motherworld Party Susie Quatermass
  • Independent Dave Dobbs

Mr Heappey is defending a majority of about 7,500 votes and will face opposition from Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt who was the MP for Wells from 2010-2015.

Kama McKenzie will stand for Labour in the election, which came a distant third in 2017 and fourth behind UKIP two years before.

Dave Dobbs, who stood in the Wells constituency in 2015 for The Birthday Party, is standing as an Independent candidate this time.

And the fifth candidate is Susie Quartermass who will be on the ballot paper for The Motherworld Party, based in Glastonbury. The party’s primary values are to honour mother Earth and to promote love and the nurturing of children.

The Green Party and The Brexit Party have chosen not to field candidates in the constituency.

Residents should soon be receiving their polling card for the general election and are advised to check the card to ensure they know which polling station they need to go to on Thursday, December 12th to vote.

If you don’t receive a poll card, you may not be registered to vote.  You need to register to vote by midnight on Tuesday 26th November to make sure that you have your say at the ballot box for the general election. The easiest way to register is by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

The last day to apply for a postal vote is Tuesday, 26th November.