Posted: 25.11.21 at 16:38 by Tommy Joyce
The second Bedford ward by-election of the year is taking place today.
Following the resignation of former Labour councillor Hannah Stanislaus following claims of bullying, there is now space for another councillor in the ward.
The by-election is taking place today (November 25) - and don't worry, there's still time to get out and vote if you are within the ward and have registered to vote.
Here's all you need to know.
There are four candidates four the by-election, from the Labour, Conservative, Green and Liberal Democrat parties.
Sheila Boswell is standing for the Labour Party.
Thomas Mytton is standing for the Conservative Party.
Roy Vickery is standing for The Green Party.
Paul Tibbles is standing for the Liberal Democrats.
If you have registered to vote you should have received a poll card with details of your polling station. You can only vote at the polling station named on the card; you don't need it with you but it is more helpful for staff if you do.
The polling stations opened at 7am and they will be open until 10pm this evening.
It is recommended to arrive with plenty of time to cast your vote.
The count for the election will commence immediately after the deadline at 10pm this evening.
While the time of the announcement will be dependent on the turnout for the election, it is expected the results will come out around midnight.
The last by-election took place in May after the MP for Putney Fleur Andersen stepped down after seven years.
The results were as follows:
Reeten BANERJI, Liberal Democrats: 310
David CARLYON, Green Party: 815
Thomas MYTTON, Conservative Party: 1778
Hannah STANISLAUS, Labour Party: 2714
Look out on the Tooting Nub News website for the results of the by-election.
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