UK Politics

Voters go to polls in Newark by-election

A polling station in Newark

Voters are going to the polls in a parliamentary by-election in the Nottinghamshire market town of Newark.

The Conservatives are defending a 16,000 majority in a contest triggered by the resignation of MP Patrick Mercer.

Polling stations are open between 07:00 BST and 22:00 BST.

Warm, sunny weather is forecast across the East Midlands on Thursday, which could boost turnout in the closely watched contest.

The full list of candidates, in alphabetical order by surname, is:

  • Baggaley, Paul Stephen - Independent
  • Bishop, David Laurence - Bus-Pass Elvis Party
  • Brick, Nick The Flying - The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
  • Hayes, Andy - Independent
  • Helmer, Roger - UK Independence Party (UKIP)
  • Jenrick, Robert Edward - The Conservative Party
  • Kirwan, David Charles - Green Party
  • Payne, Michael - Labour Party
  • Rodgers, Dick - Stop Commercial Banks Owning Britain's Money
  • Watts, David Kenneth - Liberal Democrat
  • Woods, Lee - Patriotic Socialist Party

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