Voting day for three new Bognor Regis councillors

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VOTERS in Bognor Regis go to the polls today (Thursday December 3) to choose three new town councillors.

The voting takes place from 7am to 10pm in the Hotham, Marine and Orchard wards.

In the byelection in Hotham ward, Tony Dixon (UKIP), David Edwards (Conservative), Simon Mouatt (Labour), Martin Smith (Liberal Democrats) and Nathan Wyatt (Green) are vying for votes.

Marine ward sees Stephen Hearn (Lib Dem), Martin Lineham (UKIP), Gary Markwell (Con), David Meagher (Green), Martin Radford (Independent) and Alison Sharples (Lab) seeking election.

The candidates in Orchard ward are Kenton Batley (Lib Dem), Charles Hall (Con), Conrad Meagher (Green) and Roger Nash (Lab).

The byelections have been caused by the resignations of Paul Wells, Graham Jones and James Young in the past two months.

These have left the town council, which has 16 members, without a majority party.

It has five Independent, four Conservative, three Liberal Democrat and one Labour member.

Seven polling stations will be used in the byelections.

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