People head to polls for election day

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PEOPLE are going to the polls today to deliver their verdict on West Oxfordshire and Stratford District Councils.

This year both councils are holding their elections to coincide with the European elections and in West Oxfordshire, all 17 district council seats are contested with10 currently serving councillors seeking re-election.

Conservative Guy Wall, Labour's Laetisia Carter and UKIP candidate James Stanley will all be fighting it out for one of Chipping Norton's three seats, which was previously held by Annie Roy-Barker who switched her alliance from Conservative to Independent last year.

In West Oxfordshire, 17 town and parish councils are also up for election, with Chipping Norton the only one with a vacancy contested.

In the Stratford district, there are 18 district council wards being contested by 71 candidates.

In the Long Compton ward, the candidates are Labour's Amber McNicholas, Conservative Stephen Gray, Liberal Democrat Laura Nelson and UKIP's candidate Ben Rodan.

The Brailes ward will be contested by Conservative Philip Seccombe, Labour's Jackie Warner Green candidate Dave Passingham and Liberal Democrat Paul Kelly.

And in the Bidford and Salford ward, the seat is being contested by Liberal Democrat Trevor Honeychurch, UKIP's Neil Lawrence, Labour's Maureen Ashfield and Conservative Daren Pemberton.

For the elections results, see online at evesham/cotswoldjournal.co.uk.

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