Voters 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.

Residents across the Wells constituency – which includes Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge, Berrow and Brean – have been voting all day until polls closed at 10pm.

The 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 from voters.

Many local polling stations reported a busy day of voting, suggesting a high turnout.

The results are due to be announced during the early hours of Friday morning and will be published here on Burnham-On-Sea.com.

At 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.

Residents 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.

Burnham-On-Sea.com will have full coverage of the General Election results and reaction on Friday morning.