Hereford & Worcester

Worcester general election count site switched 'over space'

The Guildhall, Worcester - archive image
Image caption The Guildhall was designed by local architect Thomas White

Worcester's count venue for the general election has been moved due to a lack of space, the returning officer said.

St John's Sports Centre, Malvern Road, will be used rather than the Guildhall, which dates back to 1721.

A new requirement to start counting by 02:00 BST on 8 May and the anticipated turnout "drive the need for more staff" at the venue, said Duncan Sharkey.

The 18th Century building was designed by Thomas White, a local architect who was a pupil of Sir Christopher Wren.

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