By election in South Elmsall today

File photo dated 06/05/2010 of a voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at the polling station at Market Hall in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. Voters overwhelmingly believe there should be a referendum on Britain's relationship with the European Union, according to an opinion poll tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday June 11, 2012. The survey by Populus for The Times found almost half - 49% - wanted a referendum immediately while a further third - 33% - believed there should be one "in the next few years". See PA story POLITICS Poll. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
File photo dated 06/05/2010 of a voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at the polling station at Market Hall in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. Voters overwhelmingly believe there should be a referendum on Britain's relationship with the European Union, according to an opinion poll tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday June 11, 2012. The survey by Populus for The Times found almost half - 49% - wanted a referendum immediately while a further third - 33% - believed there should be one "in the next few years". See PA story POLITICS Poll. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
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Voters will take to the polls today in South Elmsall Town Council’s by-election.

Richard Askew (Labour) and Martin Sullivan (independent) are the two candidates.

Votes can be made at several polling stations, including the Social Centre on Westfield Lane; Ash Grove J&I School, on Ash Grove; Carlton J&I School, on Carlton Road, and St Mary’s Church on Doncaster Road.

They will be open from 8am until 10pm.

The by-election was sparked by the resignation of long-standing independent town councillor Wilf Benson.

He quit the council in March after 14 year.