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Polls open in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton by-elections Voting continues in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton by-elections
(about 8 hours later)
Polling stations in Tiverton and Honiton, and in Wakefield have opened as voting for the two English by-elections gets under way. Voting continues at polling stations in Tiverton and Honiton, and in Wakefield where the two English by-elections are being held.
The two seats, in West Yorkshire and Devon, were won by the Conservatives at the last general election, in 2019.The two seats, in West Yorkshire and Devon, were won by the Conservatives at the last general election, in 2019.
People in the constituencies have until 22:00 to cast a ballot.People in the constituencies have until 22:00 to cast a ballot.
The weather is set to be warm and sunny in Wakefield, while the forecast is for a bright start followed by sunshine and showers in Honiton and Tiverton. The weather has been warm and sunny in Wakefield, while there has been sunshine and showers in Honiton and Tiverton.
Eight candidates are running in Honiton and Tiverton. They are (listed alphabetically): Eight candidates are running in Honiton and Tiverton.
They are (listed alphabetically):
Jordan Donoghue-Morgan, Heritage PartyJordan Donoghue-Morgan, Heritage Party
Andy Foan - Reform UKAndy Foan - Reform UK
Richard Foord - Liberal DemocratsRichard Foord - Liberal Democrats
Helen Hurford - ConservativeHelen Hurford - Conservative
Liz Pole - LabourLiz Pole - Labour
Frankie Rufolo - The For Britain MovementFrankie Rufolo - The For Britain Movement
Ben Walker - UK Independence PartyBen Walker - UK Independence Party
Gill Westcott - Green PartyGill Westcott - Green Party
Fifteen candidates are standing in Wakefield. They are (in alphabetical order):Fifteen candidates are standing in Wakefield. They are (in alphabetical order):
Nadeem Ahmed - Conservative PartyNadeem Ahmed - Conservative Party
Akef Akbar - IndependentAkef Akbar - Independent
Paul Bickerdike - Christian Peoples AlliancePaul Bickerdike - Christian Peoples Alliance
Mick Dodgson - Freedom Alliance. Real People. Real AlternativeMick Dodgson - Freedom Alliance. Real People. Real Alternative
Sir Archibald Stanton Earl 'Eaton - The Official Monster Raving Loony PartySir Archibald Stanton Earl 'Eaton - The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
Jayda Fransen - IndependentJayda Fransen - Independent
Jordan James Gaskell - UK Independence PartyJordan James Gaskell - UK Independence Party
David John Rowntree Herdson - Yorkshire PartyDavid John Rowntree Herdson - Yorkshire Party
Therese Hirst - English DemocratsTherese Hirst - English Democrats
Christopher Richard Jones - Northern Independence PartyChristopher Richard Jones - Northern Independence Party
Simon Robert Lightwood - Labour PartySimon Robert Lightwood - Labour Party
Jamie Luke Needle - Liberal DemocratsJamie Luke Needle - Liberal Democrats
Ashley Theo Blue Routh - Green PartyAshley Theo Blue Routh - Green Party
Ashlea Simon - Britain FirstAshlea Simon - Britain First
Chris Walsh - Reform UKChris Walsh - Reform UK