By-election for Melbourn Parish Council confirmed

26 August 2016

A by-election for Melbourn Parish Council has been confirmed for Thursday 22 September.

The election will take place after 12 candidates put themselves forward to stand for the eight parish council seats to be contested at the election in September.

The seats became available after a number of parish councillors chose to stand down.

Registered electors in Melbourn Parish will receive poll cards to remind them the election is taking place next week. A poll card is not needed to be able to vote, but you must be registered as an elector.

Anyone in Melbourn wishing to register to vote in the by-election should visit www.gov.uk/registertovote by Tuesday 6 September.

The polling station will be at the United Reformed Church Hall, Orchard Road, Melbourn. It will be open from 7am to 10pm.

The candidates for the election are as follows:

  • Diana Elizabeth Barker
  • Irene Bloomfield
  • Nikki Cross
  • Jose Hales
  • Kerry Harrington
  • Sally Ann Hart
  • Steve Kilmurray
  • Andrew Phillip Mulcock
  • Julie Amanda Norman
  • John Regan
  • Jane Shepherd
  • Sashi Siva

South Cambridgeshire District Council is running the election. If you need any further information the elections team can be contacted on elections@scambs.gov.uk or by calling 03450 455 214.

Additional information:

The parish council currently has three parish councillors so is non-quorate and is unable to make legally valid decisions.

Four posts on the Council will remain vacant as they have been empty since the end of May 2016 and no election has been called for them. It will be up to the Council to decide how these vacancies are filled once it becomes quorate again.