Voting deadline nears at councillor by-election
PEOPLE will have their chance to vote for a new town councillor on Thursday, September 24.
A by-election will be held for the Beaconsfield Central ward after Jacquetta Lowen-Cooper stepped down from her role in early August.
No reason has been given as to her departure.
If more than 10 people from the ward request a byelection in writing and there are candidates in opposition, a by-election must be held.
Mayor of Beaconsfield John Read said he was pleased to see there was a high level of interest in the role and enough interest from the public to force an election.
He added: “As mayor, I’m really pleased to see there is a group of people keen to come and help the town council.”
The nominated candidates are Rita Bhalla (Con), Douglas Butterfield (Ind), Matthew Kenneth Hastings (Cocktails and Dreams Independent Candidate) and Graham Geoffrey Smith (UKIP).
The poll will be open from 7am until 10pm.
Polling cards were issued over the August bank holiday weekend.
Postal vote applications have now closed for those people who have applied for a postal vote.
Those who have voted via a proxy vote must ensure their completed postal ballot paper is delivered to the returning officer at South Bucks District Council, or dropped off by hand, by 10pm on September 24 at the polling station, which is the Curzon Centre, Maxwell Road. It is now too late to register to vote.