Election 2015: Sherwood count gets underway in Ollerton

Sherwood and District General Election count and results at the Dukeries Leisure Centre, Boughton.
Sherwood and District General Election count and results at the Dukeries Leisure Centre, Boughton.

Ollerton Leisure Centre has undergone a transformation in the last couple of hours.

The goal posts are down, the balls have gone and in their place are tables, chairs, counters and ballot boxes.

The name of the game tonight is politics as the count for the Sherwood constituency gets underway.

It is likely to be a close-fought battle of the leading candidates from the two main political parties.

Conservative Mark Spencer is taking on his Labour opponent in the shape of Leonie Mathers.

It was a close call in the 2010 General Election when Mr Spencer took the seat from Labour after long-standing MP Paddy Tipping had taken himself out of the ring and a new candidate was brought in for the reds.

Five years ago it was a slim win for Tory blue here in Sherwood and it is predicted, if exit polls prove accurate, it could be the same again tonight.

It is likely to be a long wait to find out who will get the job in Parliament to represent the people of Sherwood but an exciting one too as we see who will lift the belt and leave their opponents on the ropes.