Election following death of councillor

AN election could be called in East Northamptonshire following the recent death of a councillor.

There is a vacancy for a new councillor in the Barnwell ward of East Northamptonshire Council after Cllr Philip Hardcastle died last month.

Cllr Hardcastle had represented the ward of Barnwell, near Oundle, for nine years since 2003.

To call an election a request must be made in writing to the council’s returning officer, David Oliver, by two electors for the area.

Write to Mr Oliver at East Northamptonshire House, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, NN14 4LZ.