Candidates revealed for District and Town Council by-elections

District and Town Council are looking for a new central ward Councillor following the resignation of Edward Sims.

The candidates for the District and Town Council by-elections on Thursday 22 March have been announced.

There are nine candidates in total across Central & Walton District Ward and Aylesbury Central Town Council Ward. The nominations are (in alphabetical order):

Central & Walton District Ward:

Philip Jacques (Labour and Co-operative Party), Kyle Arron Paul Michael (Independent), Waheed Raja (Liberal Democrat), Lou Redding (Conservative), Matt Williams (Green Party).

Central Aylesbury Town Council Ward:

Tim Dixon (Liberal Democrat), Liz Hind (Labour), Kyle Arron Paul Michael (Independent), Lou Redding (Conservative).

There is also a by-election for four councillors of Stowe Parish Council on the same day.

The Statement of Person Nominated for all contests can be viewed at: www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/elections

Anyone who lives in Central & Walton Ward or Stowe Parish and whose name is on the electoral register can vote. Polling cards have been dispatched to those who are already registered and postal votes will be sent to voters from Friday 2 March.

Peter Brown, AVDC Electoral Services Manager, said: “Following the resignation of Edward Sims (Conservative) from his position on the District and Town Council, we will be holding by-elections for the two seats on Thursday 22 March.

Residents are reminded they can vote by post if they are away on this date and that the deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 7 March.

Alternatively, you can vote at your local polling station between 7am and 10pm on 22 March.”

Residents who aren’t already registered should apply via www.gov.uk/register-to-vote by Tuesday 6 March. For assistance from our Electoral Team, please call 01296 585701.

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