Polls Open For Euro Elections
6:40am 22nd May 2014
Voting in the Euro elections is underway in Dorset.(7am-10pm)
Candidates from eight parties are contesting the South West region from which six candidates will be chosen by proportional representation with results declared on Sunday night.
Our region currently has 3 Conservative MEP's, Ashley Fox, Julie Girling and Giles Chichester, 2 UKIP , William Dartmouth and Trevor Colman,and 1 Lib Dem MEP, Graham Watson.
The results will be declared on Sunday night.
In Weymouth and Portland a third of the borough council's also up for election. Currently no party has overall control with 13 Conservatives, 12 Labour, 7 Liberal Democrat and 4 Independent councillors
Seats currently held by 6 Conservative and 2 each from Labour, the Lib Dems and Independents are being contested.
One candidate's being elected in 12 of the 15 wards. There are no elections in Radipole, Westham West and Weymouth East wards.
Wessex FM will be at the Weymouth count tomorrow, which begins at 10am.