Date announced for by-elections

By-elections in the John O'Gaunt and Carnforth wards of Lancaster City Council will take place on Thursday, May 5.

Friday, 18th March 2016, 1:52 pm
Updated Friday, 18th March 2016, 3:04 pm
Voters will go to the polls in three by-elections on May 5.

The votes are being held after the recent deaths of Councillors Richard Newman-Thompson (John O’Gaunt) and George Askew (Carnforth and Millhead).

Coun Newman-Thompson was also a Lancashire county councillor in Lancaster East and there will also be a by-election held for this division.

Anyone who is interested in standing as a candidate in any of the three by-elections should email [email protected] or by telephone on 01524 582905.

The closing date for nominations is 4pm on Thursday April 7.

Coun Askew died, aged 32, on February 13 and Coun Newman-Thompson passed away, aged 53, on February 22.