Newark voters to choose new MP

A voter places a ballot paper in the ballot box at a polling station. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive

Voters in Newark will elect a new Member of Parliament today to replace ex-Tory Patrick Mercer.

There are 11 candidates in the by-election: Robert Jenrick (C); Michael Payne (Lab); David Watts (Lib Dem); David Kirwan (Green); Paul Baggaley (Ind); David Bishop (Bus Pass Elvis);

Nick The Flying Brick (Monster Raving Loony); Andy Hayes (Ind); Roger Helmer (Ukip); Dick Rodgers (Stop Commercial Banks Owning Britain's Money); Lee Woods (Patriotic Socialist).

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