Three-way fight in Hartsideby-election

Date: Friday 19th January 2018

THE widower of former Eden councillor Sheila Orchard will stand as the Tory candidate in the Hartside ward by-election next month, prompted by her death.

Robin Leonard Orchard is one of three candidates who have been nominated to contest the ward on Thursday, 8th February.

The others are Susan Jane Castle-Clark, who is an Independent, and Richard Gordon Henry, who is standing for the Green Party.

Those wishing to register to vote need to do so by Tuesday and the deadline to apply for, or amend, an existing postal or proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday. The deadline to apply for a new proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday, 31st January.