29th Oct, 2016

Residents in Warwick and Leamington going to polls

Leamington Editorial 7th May, 2015 Updated: 15 hours ago

RESIDENTS in Warwick and Leamington are going to the the polls today (Thursday).

Polling stations across the district will be open until 10pm as voters elect the next MP.

Conservative Chris White is looking to defend the seat he first won back in 2010 with a 3,513 majority.

He is up against Labour’s Lynnette Kelly, Lib Dem’s Haseeb Arif, Green’s Azzees Minott and Alastair MacBrayne from UKIP.

Candidates have spent the last few weeks campaigning and attending various debates across the district in a bid to convince residents they are the right person for the job.

The result of the Warwick and Leamington seat is expected to be declared at noon the following day (Friday) with the count taking place at Stoneleigh Park.

And the make-up of the district council could also be in for a shake-up as along with the General Election, Warwick District Council elections will run in parallel.

More than 170 people have put their hat in the ring to contest the 46 district council seats on offer.

Results of the district council elections are expected to be announced on Saturday.

And there are also a number of parish council elections set to take place, the results of which will also be announced on Saturday.

The action is expected to kick off at Stoneleigh Park tomorrow morning and Observer Reporter Lawrence Baker will be there bringing you the latest.

For all the elections results and reaction as soon as it comes in, visit our website www.leamingtonobserver.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @leamobs.