By-election will be held for vacant Weston Town Council seat

PUBLISHED: 08:00 24 August 2018

A by-election will be held in North Worle. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A by-election will be held in North Worle. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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A by-election for a seat on Weston Town Council will be held later this year.

A seat became vacant on the town council in June, when North Worle councillor Frederick Parsons passed away.

At least 10 people from the ward have requested an election be held, and so one will take place on October 11.

A spokesman for North Somerset Council, which organises elections in the district, said: “The notice of election will be published on September 6, and nominations from intending candidates must be submitted by no later than 4pm on September 14 to the returning officer at Town Hall.”

A by-election was held for a North Worle seat last year, after the death of Cllr Derek Mead.

It was won by Denise Hunt, and it was the first time Labour won a seat in North Worle.

The Mercury understands the Liberal Democrats have already chosen a candidate, but no-one has been officially announced by the parties ahead of yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) print deadline.

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