Residents heading to the polls for the general and local elections - The Droitwich Standard

Residents heading to the polls for the general and local elections

Droitwich Editorial 7th May, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016   0

PEOPLE across the country will be voting in the general election and local elections today (Thursday).

The polls open at 7am and between then and 10pm in Droitwich, residents will be choosing who they want to be their next MP and also who they want representing them on Wychavon District Council.

Five Parliamentary candidates will be battling it out for the Mid Worcestershire constituency seat – Conservative candidate Nigel Huddleston, Labour’s Robin Lunn, Liberal Democrat Margaret Rowley, UKIP’s Richard Keel and Green Party candidate Neil Franks.

In the local elections, there will be 45 seats being contested across Wychavon District – in Droitwich, Evesham and Pershore.

At 10pm, the polls will close and the ballot boxes will be taken off to be counted.

There, through the night, the Parliamentary votes will be verified and counted and the result will be given in the early hours of Friday morning, revealing who will be the town’s MP.

Then, on Friday afternoon, the votes cast in the district council election will be verified and counted and the results of the 45 seats will be revealed.

We at The Standard will be bringing you the results as soon as they come in – via Twitter @DrotiStand and on Facebook – and here, on our website.

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