Wednesday, 16 October 2013

By-Election After District Councillor Steps Down

The Comberton seat on South Cambridgeshire District Council is up for grabs after the local member stood down.

Stephen Harangozo’s resignation will see a by-election held on Thursday 21 November and people interested in standing for election are being urged to step forward now.

Anyone wishing to stand for election has until noon on 25 October to submit their nomination.

Candidates must be aged 18 or over and be British or a citizen of a member country of the European Union or Commonwealth.

They must either be registered with their local council to vote, have either lived or worked in the district for the whole of the last 12 months, or have been the owner or tenant in the district for at least one year.

You can stand as an independent or as part of a political party.

Nomination papers are available from South Cambridgeshire District Council’s elections team on elections@scambs.gov.uk or 03450 455 214. To stand for election for a political party you need to contact the party’s local office.

Jean Hunter, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s chief executive, said: “Councillors work hard in their communities to represent the views of local people and to make sure their voices are heard on the matters that affect them most. Generally anyone who lives, works or owns property in the district can stand for election and the process of putting yourself forward is straightforward so please get in touch.”