People are heading to the polls today to vote in the general election – and you can follow the local results on our live blog throughout the night.
Five candidates are standing to represent Newbury: Richard Benyon (Conservative), Judith Bunting (Liberal Democrat), Paul Field (Green), Alex Skirvin (Labour) and David Yates (Apolitical).
There are also two by-elections to fill the vacant Thatcham South and Crookham seats on Thatcham Town Council and West Berkshire Council, following the death of Roger Croft earlier this year.
The counts for the Newbury seat and the council by-elections are being held at Newbury Racecourse, with the results expected to be announced in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
We will be providing updates of all the action from the Newbury count through a live blog on our website: newburyobserver.co.uk. Stories will also appear afterwards online and in next week’s paper.
The Reading West and Wokingham constituencies, which cover the eastern parts of West Berkshire, are also up for grabs.
Candidates battling for Reading West are: Olivia Bailey (Labour), Meri O’Connell (Liberal Democrat), Alok Sharma (Conservative) and Jamie Whitham (Green).
Wokingham’s hopefuls are: Andy Croy (Labour), Clive Jones (Liberal Democrat), John Redwood (Conservative) and Russell Seymour (Green).
West Berkshire has 130 polling stations across the district, open from 7am to 10pm today.
A total of 345 people are working at the stations, with another 130 counting votes and many others assisting with tasks throughout the day.
A statement from West Berkshire Council said: “Preparations for the general election began as soon as it was announced on Tuesday, April 18.
“Since then the council has dealt with requests from the public wanting to register to vote, update their details or asking for a proxy or postal vote.
“More than 6,000 alterations have been made to the register of electors and more than 2,500 electors added to the list of postal voters. In total, 82,923 people across West Berkshire are able to take part.”