Thursday, 2 October 2008

North Road Independent Councillor leaves the Council

Former Lib Dem Steve Jones, the Independent Councillor for North Road ward, has not attended any Council or Committee meetings for six months. He is therefore deemed to have ceased to be a Councillor. A motion before Full Council tonight will declare a "casual vacancy" in the ward.

Steve is a former Lib Dem Councillor who resigned from the Party following the revelation in May 2007 that he had signed the nomination papers of a BNP candidate: news which even reached some of the national dailies.

A by-election must be held within 35 days. This will be a real headache for Democratic Services since the new electoral register is due to be published on December 1st and all new voters in the ward need to be brought forward onto the existing register so that they can vote in the by-election.


Anonymous said...

Who are the runners and riders for North Road?
I predict it will be Davie Davies - Conservative, John Vasey - Labour, Brian Fiske - Lib Dem and candidates from BNP and Green. Possibly a local Independent too.... Steve Jones again possibly????

Mike Barker said...

Can't speak for the other parties, but Brian has not put himself forward for the Lib Dems.
We have a shortlist and are interviewing this weekend. All will be revealed in due course.