By Mitch Sayers: Kidsgrove residents are back at their polling stations today (May 10) for the second time in a week.
A by-election is being contested by Linda Harold for the Conservatives, Phil Crank for Liberal Democrats, Claire Vodrey for the Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts (TUCAS), and Terry Turner for Labour.
The seat became vacant when previous councillor Kyle-Noel Taylor was sentenced to six months in prison after being convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Taylor’s removal from the council meant an extra seat became available. However, for legal reasons, today’s by-election was not able to be held on May 3 alongside the normal election.
In last week’s election, Labour’s Reginald Bailey was voted in.
Polling stations are open at Kidsgrove Central Youth Club, Birchenwood Pavillion, Whitehill Trinity Methodist School and Maryhill Primary School.
The by-election comes exactly a week after Newcastle-under-Lyme voted in a majority Labour council in the local elections.
For details, visit Newcastle Borough Council website.