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Conservative and Labour party candidates standing in Rutland County Council by-election

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Two people will be vying for a seat on Rutland County Council after being nominated as candidates in the by-election.

The by-election was called following the resignation of Independent councillor, Adam Lowe, whose hectic schedule caused him to step back from the role.

Adam served on the county council representing Oakham north west since 2018 as well as being an Oakham Town councillor, spending lot of time in his local church and volunteering with charities such as Rutland Grants, Briggs and Key Safe Care.

A ballot box. Photo: RCC
A ballot box. Photo: RCC

Two candidates have been nominated: Daniel Stephen Bottomley for The Conservative Party and Leah Toseland for the Labour Party.

The poll for the Oakham north west by-election will take place on Thursday, November 4 between 7am and 10pm.

In line with Electoral Commission and Government guidance, it is recommended that voters wear face masks in polling stations to reduce the risk from Covid-19. Hand sanitising stations and single-use pencils for marking ballots will also be provided.

The deadline for receiving new applications to register to vote for this election is Tuesday next week (October 19). Applications can be made online at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

New applications to vote by post and any requests to cancel or change an existing postal or proxy vote must reach the Council’s Electoral Services Team by 5pm on Wednesday next week (October 20) while new applications to vote by proxy, except on the grounds of a medical emergency, must be submitted before 5pm on October 27.

A by-election is also taking place for South Kesteven District Council.

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