Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election: Polls open in late MP James Brokenshire’s seat

The polls opened at 7am this morning (Thursday, December 2) in the race to replace the late Conservative MP James Brokenshire.

Voters are heading to the polls today in the Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election, as 11 candidates vie to take on the southeast London seat.

The polls opened at 7am this morning (Thursday, December 2) in the race to replace the late Conservative MP James Brokenshire.

Mr Brokenshire died of lung cancer earlier this year, triggering a by-election in the seat which has historically been a Tory stronghold.

Candidates from the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green and UK Independence parties are vying for the seat.

And the English Democrats, Rejoin EU, Heritage, Reform UK, Christian People’s Alliance and Official Monster Raving Loony parties are also fielding candidates.

Bexley votes can cast their ballots for their choice of new MP until 10pm tonight.

To find your nearest polling station, visit Bexley Council’s website.

The votes will be counted at the Crook Log Leisure Centre and a result is expected early on Friday morning.