By-election for vacant council seat

A by-election to fill the vacant Peterborough City Council seat in Eye, Thorney and Newborough ward will be held on Thursday, September 7.

The seat has been vacant since the resignation of David Sanders in May.

The by-election has been called after a petition from local electors was received by the Returning Officer for the city council, Gillian Beasley.

An official notice of election will be published on Wednesday, August 2. Nominations will open the following day from 10am and will run until 4pm on Thursday, August 10.

The Thorney Post will publish the full list of people standing. So far, the Conservatives have chosen Nigel Simons (a Thorney parish councillor), 18-year-old Callum Robertson will stand for the Lin-Dems, Christian DeFeo (Labour) and Michael Alexander (Green Party).

Residents in the ward must be on the electoral register in order to vote. To ensure you get to vote you must be registered by Monday, 21 August (unless already registered). To register go to www.register-to-vote.gov.uk, you must have your date of birth and national insurance number available.

People wishing to vote by post must apply by 5pm on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

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