A by-election will be held for a seat on Corby Council after a councillor was kicked out for not attending meetings.
Cllr Kenneth Carratt won one of the three seats on the Kingswood & Hazel Leys ward at the 2015 election, standing as a Labour Party candidate.
Cllr Carratt since became an independent councillor, but has failed to attend a formal council meeting for six months; under legislation his council seat has been declared vacant.
A by-election will now be held, with the Notice of Election posted on Thursday, January 6.
If the seat is contested, voting will take place on Thursday, February 9.