Thursday, July 31, 2008

Voting underway in Gateshead by-election

Voting is now underway in theWhickham South and Sunniside by-election caused by the death of Councillor Alan Ord.

Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm. A result is expected before midnight.

The Liberal Democrats are defending the ward which had a majority for them of 1459 (49.7%) in May. Their candidate is John McClurey.

No upsets are expected though there may be some interest in whether or not there will be a recovery in the Conservative vote.

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