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Voters go to the polls in Gravesham Dartford and Sevenoaks

11:08 05 May 2011

People are casting their votes across the UK

People are casting their votes across the UK

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Voters will folk to the poll today for local council elections seen as crucial by both Labour and the Conservatives.

Yesterday Labour leader Ed Miliband visited to speak to young voters at Northfleet School for Girls and hold a question and answer session.

It follows visits by the PM David Cameron and his leadership rival Mr Miliband to Gravesham during the past two weeks, highlighting the importance of the area to both parties.

Mr Miliband described the borough as “a really important area,” while Mr Cameron called it a “key political battleground.”

Further visits to Gravesham have been made by Labour’s London mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone, Shadow Minister for Higher Education and Science Gareth Thomas and last Thursday by Shadow Minister for Police, Vernon Coaker.

Both Gravesham and Dartford Councils are Conservative controlled.

In the 2007 elections, and in last year’s general election both were won by Conservative MP’s making the whole of Kent Conservative controlled.

Co-chairman of the Conservative Party Baroness Warsi also took time to visit both Gravesham and Dartford to support each local council and promote the campaign against electoral reform, being voted on today.

All registered residents should have received a polling card and will have from 7am until 10pm today to vote for their local representative and in the National Referendum on the Alternative Vote.

Results from both elections are expected to be announced tomorrow.

Send your views on the local election and AV referendum to michael.adkins@archant.co.uk

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