Milton Keynes goes to the polls
Elections are taking place for all 19 wards in Milton Keynes today.
Milton Keynes residents will be turning out in force as seats in all 19 wards that make up the borough will be contested today (May 6).
Votes are also open for the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner. Voting was postponed last year due to lockdown restrictions and the need to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.
Today, 21 of the 59 seats that make up the Milton Keynes Council will be decided upon. One seat is up for grabs in each borough, apart from Woughton and Fishermead and Central Milton Keynes, both areas will be electing two new candidates.
The polling stations opened at 7am today and voters have until 10pm to cast their decision.
In total 134 different polling stations have been laid out across Milton Keynes.
Including major sites at:
-Cold Harbour C Of E Primary School in Bletchley West
-A portacabin has been set up at Lovat Fields in Willen Park
-Campbell Park Pavillion
-St Mary's Woughton on the Green Church
-The guildhall at Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 300 Saxon Gate
-Christ the Sower Ecumenical Primary School on Grange Farm
-A portacabin will be accessible at Rowditch Furlong at Redhouse Park
-Tower Drive Day Centre in Neath Hill
-All Saints Church in Calverton
On Tuesday the MK Citizen released a detailed breakdown of who is up for election in each ward which can be read here.
Social distancing will be demanded at every polling station in Milton Keynes and voters must be wearing a face coverings on site.
Due to extra Coronavirus protocols in place to ensure votes are counted safely, results are set to be released on Monday May 10.