Election after councillor’s death
AN election has been called for a spot on Poynton Town Council following the death of councillors Isabel Thornton-Maddocks.
The 34-year-old Conservative politician died on July 17 after a brave battle with cancer.
It means there is a vacancy available on Poynton Town Council representing west ward.
Notices of election have now been published.
Nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer, Elections Office, Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA.
Papers must be hand-delivered to the same address no later than 4pm on Friday, September 11.
If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday, October 8 from 7am to 10pm.
Mrs ThorntonMaddocks, of Park Lane, Poynton, had overcome cancer last year but became ill again shortly after her re-election to the town council in May.
She was a trained solicitor but had given up legal practice to become her husband Carl’s office manager. Her passion was breeding and showing cocker spaniels.
She was first elected to the town council from 2012.
●● Poynton Civic Hall and (inset) Isabel Thorton-Maddocks