Voters take to polls today in Beckton by-election

Voters in Beckton take to the polls for a by-election today (Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive)

Voters in Beckton take to the polls for a by-election today (Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive) - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima

Voters are taking to the polls in Beckton today to elect their third ward councillor.

The seat was left vacant following the death of Cllr Alec Kellaway in June.

Seven candidates are standing in a bid to represent the ward alongside current Labour councillors Ayesha Chowdhury and David Christie.

Conservative candidate Syed Ahmed, who came fourth in the ward in this year’s May elections, will again contest a seat.

Three former mayoral candidates will be aiming to become a councillor - David Thorpe, David Mears and Jane Lithgow of the Liberal Democrats, Ukip and the Greens respectively.


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Kayode Shedowo will be standing for the Christian Peoples Alliance, Tonii Wilson for Labour and Mark Dunne for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.

Three polling stations are open across the ward from 7am to 10pm at Beckton Globe, Beckton Community Centre and Winsor Park Community Centre, and the count is expected to take place overnight at East Ham Town Hall.

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