Lancaster by-election polls are open

Former councillor Matthew Mann.
Former councillor Matthew Mann.
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Voters will go to the polls in the University and Scotforth Rural ward today to choose a new Lancaster city councillor.

The candidates are: Xeina Aveyard (Green Party), Luke Henry Edward Brandon (Conservative), Nathan Neil Burns (Labour and Co-Operative) and Pippa Jane Hepworth (Liberal Democrat).

Polls open from 7am to 10pm.

The new councillor will replace Matthew Mann who resigned earlier this year.