Rothwell elections to be held this week following UKIP candidate’s death

Voters in Rothwell will go to the polls on Thursday NNL-140930-165811001
Voters in Rothwell will go to the polls on Thursday NNL-140930-165811001
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Voters in Rothwell will go to the polls on Thursday for the postponed Kettering Council election.

The vote, which was due to take place in the town on May 7, the same day as the General Election and local council elections, was suspended following the death of UKIP candidate Alan Pote, who died from complications following a heart bypass operation days before the election.

UKIP’s candidate is now Sally Hogston.

Also standing are Kathleen Harris, Malcolm Jones and Alan Mills for the Labour Party, Alan Heath, Stevie Jones and Rob Reeves for the Green Party, and Ian Jelley, Karl Sumpter and Margaret Talbot for the Conservative Party.

Kettering Council remained in Conservative hands following the May 7 elections.

The council is currently made up of 25 Tories, seven Labour and one independent member, with three candidates to be representing Rothwell after Thursday’s vote.

There will also be a vote to select the six members of the Tresham ward of Rothwell Town Council on Thursday.

There are six candidates for the Conservatives, six for Labour and one for UKIP.

The Tories won all six of the seats in the Trinity ward last month.