Market Harborough East getting ready for election

By Joshua Solomon

Market Harborough East is set to elect a councillor for the ward in the Leicestershire County Council election today (May 6).

Market Harborough is home to 24,818 residents (latest figures since 2019).

The Harborough district has seven county divisional electoral areas which are; Market Harborough West & Foxton, Market Harborough East, Lutterworth, Broughton Astley, Gartree, Bruntingthorpe and Launde.

The four candidates in the council of Market Harborough East are:

Conservative Party Barry Champion.

Liberal Democrat Sarah Hill.

Green Party candidate Mary Scott Morgan

Labour Party Maria Elizabeth Panter.

Due to Covid there are some restrictions and different ways to vote. To vote you must wear your face covering and bring your own pencil and pen.

There are three ways to vote either the polling stations where voters should wear masks and social distancing should be maintained.

There is also the postal vote, anyone can apply for a postal vote and voters have the option of requesting a permanent postal vote for all future elections or one for a particular period.

Another way to vote is as a proxy vote where if you are unable to vote you may nominate someone on your behalf to vote. The circumstances that you can apply for a proxy vote are;

Being away on polling day, medical or disability issue and not being able to vote in person due to work or military service.