Elections for new Corby Councillor to represent Gretton and Weldon to be held tomorrow

Weldon and Gretton residents will have two choices to make at the polling booth tomorrow (Dec 12) as they will be voting for a new borough councillor as well as an MP.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 3:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 3:55 pm
The by-election is being held after Conservative cllr Rob McKellar stood down.

Conservative councillor Rob McKellar’s decision to stand down last month after moving to Manchester has left a vacancy on Corby Council for the Weldon and Gretton Ward.

Four candidates, one each from the big three political parties and one independent, have put themselves forward for nomination in the by-election.

Former councillor Terri Meechan is standing for the Liberal Democrats, Labour’s candidate is former Corby Evening Telegraph reporter Ann Wallington, the Conservative candidate is Alexandra Wellings and local activist Lee Forster is standing as an Independent.

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The person elected will join Conservative councillors Kevin Watt and Bridget Watts in representing the ward.

Voters will also be able to make their choice of candidate for a member of parliament in tomorrow’s general election.

Former MP Tom Pursglove is fighting to win his third election against close rival Labour’s Beth Miller and Liberal Democrat Chris Stanbra.