General Election polling stations open in Weston-super-Mare constituency
PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 June 2017
Polling stations around Weston-super-Mare and the rest of the UK have opened this morning (Thursday).
Tens of thousands of votes are expected to be cast in the General Election today in Weston, with five candidates hoping to end up as the constituency’s MP.
John Penrose is standing again for the Conservatives, but faces opposition from Suneil Basu (Green), Tim Taylor (Labour), Mike Bell (Liberal Democrats) and Helen Hims (UKIP).
Polling stations are open from 7am-10pm at which point they will close and the ballot boxes taken to Scotch Horn Leisure Centre in Nailsea, where the votes will be counted.
It is impossible to know precisely when the result will be declared as it is dependent on turnout and any possible recounts. However, it is expected the result will be delivered at about 4am.
The Mercury will be running a live blog of the election throughout the day and the early hours providing 24-hour coverage of the proceedings.
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