Vot­ing dead­line nears at coun­cil­lor by-elec­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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