Labour group leader praises Milton Keynes voters

Leader of MK Council Pete Marland has praised the public for playing their part in democracy as it looks to be a record turnout of voters.

General election votes are currently being verified, but counting has begun in one of the MK South wards.

Labour at the MK count

Labour at the MK count

As Councillor Marland looks ahead to tomorrow’s council election, he told the Citizen he is confident he will retain his seat in Wolverton.

He said: “We have had a really good turn out from local people today with about 300 coming out to help us today.

“There have been a lot of young people - and for some it is their first election.

“To be here at the count, it’s what democracy is all about.

“When you actually see people have put an x next to somebody’s name - whether it’s your candidate or not - what it brings home is that what people go out and vote for is individual candidates.

“They want to make sure they have exercised their democratic right - and it’s really exciting in that respect.”