By-election called in North Kesteven after death of long-serving councillor

A by-election will be held for the Eagle, Swinderby and Witham St Hughs ward on North Kesteven District Council on Thursday, February 22.

The seat was previously held by Councillor Barbara Wells MBE, who passed away in December last year at the age of 83. 

Anyone wanting to stand for election is now being asked to submit their nomination papers by 4pm on Friday, January 26.

Nominations can be submitted between 9am and 5pm from now until Thursday, January 25 and 9am to 4pm on to Friday, January 26.

Delivery of the Nomination Paper and Consent to Nomination must be by hand, and can be by the candidate or their representative.

Appointments for the delivery of the nomination can be made by calling 01529 308238 or emailing [email protected]

People can only vote if their name is on the Register of Electors for the ward, which covers the parishes of Doddington and Whisby; Eagle and Swinethorpe; North Scarle; Swinderby; Thorpe on the Hill; and Witham St Hughs.

The current register was published on January 1 2018.

Anyone who has moved address since then or is not on the register needs to complete and return a voter registration form by Tuesday, February 6.

Anyone wanting to vote by post must complete and return a postal vote application form and before 5pm on Wednesday, February 7.

Proxy vote applications should be completed and returned by 5pm on Wednesday, February 14.

Postal and proxy forms can be requested by emailing [email protected], calling 01529 414155 or visiting www.yourvotematters.co.uk

The election will also be combined in the parish of Thorpe on the Hill with the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum.