Villagers go to the polls

RESIDENTS in four villages will go to the polls today (Thursday) to elect a new councillor for Mid Beds District Council. The vacancy on the council has been created by the resignation of Neil Capon of Gracefield Farm, Southill. Mr Capon was elected as Co

RESIDENTS in four villages will go to the polls today (Thursday) to elect a new councillor for Mid Beds District Council.

The vacancy on the council has been created by the resignation of Neil Capon of Gracefield Farm, Southill.

Mr Capon was elected as Conservative member for Old Warden, Southill, Haynes and Houghton in 1999. He said his decision to stand down was for personal reasons.

Electors in the ward who are not registered for postal voting should have been sent a poll card giving details of when and where to vote.

Nearly 500 electors in the ward have opted to vote by post.

Polling stations close at 9pm with the result expected to be announced at the Mid Beds District Council headquarters in Ampthill later this evening.

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Fighting the seat for the Conservatives will be Angela Barker of Oxleys Farmhouse, Haynes West End, Bedford.

The two other parties contesting the seat are the Labour Party who will be represented by Laurence Pollock of Broad Green, Cranfield, and Anthony Baines of Birch Close, Broom, who will be carrying the Liberal Democrats' hopes.

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