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Rutland County Council to hold by-election for Ryhall and Casterton ward after councillor failed to formally accept his position as he was unwell

A notice of election for the office of Rutland County Councillor was published on Wednesday, August 7, for Ryhall and Casterton ward following the receipt of two requests from local electors.

The vacancy has arisen because Christopher Parsons has not met the deadline to formally accept his position as a county councillor following May’s Local Government Elections. This was because he was unwell.

Three people have now been nominated as candidates for the ward.

Rutland County Council's Catmose offices
Rutland County Council's Catmose offices

The poll for the Ryhall and Casterton by-election will take place on September 12, 2019 between 7am and 10pm. The three candidates nominated are as follows:

  • Richard Stephen Coleman, Conservative Party Candidate
  • Steve Fay, The Green Party
  • Beverley Jane Helen Wrigley-Pheasant, Liberal Democrat

The deadline for receiving new applications to register to vote for this election is midnight on Tuesday, August 27. 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, August 28, in order to be valid for this election.

New applications to vote by proxy except on the grounds of a medical emergency must be submitted before 5pm on September 4.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the electoral services team by e-mailing: elections@rutland.gov.uk or calling: 01572 722 577. Alternatively, please visit: www.rutland.gov.uk/elections.

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