Steady turnout for election

Mark Spencer outside the John Godber Centre in Hucknall.
Mark Spencer outside the John Godber Centre in Hucknall.

A ‘steady stream’ of voters turned out at the John Godber Centre in Hucknall on Thursday.

At 2.45pm, presiding officer Amy Curtis reported there had been 441 votes cast so far out of a possible 1,900 - or 23 per cent.

Dee Fox said she would be voting Conservative because she ‘doesn’t want Labour to get in.’

She told the Dispatch: “I think Hucknall has been a pit town and people vote Labour because their mothers and fathers did, but I don’t think their policies are like they used to be.”

Victoria Karney declined to say who she would be voting for, but was clear she would be voting against the coalition government.

She said: “I think the coalition has supported the wealthy and they don’t do enough to help the vulnerable with health care.

“They are in favour of Trident and there has been no discussion of climate change.”

Mark Spencer, fighting to retain Sherwood as a Conservative seat, turned up at the polling station to ‘see how things were going.’

He said: “It’s been a real privilege to be an MP for this part of the world and I hope that I can continue.”