The election for the Warren Ward of Wyre Council on Thursday 4 May 2023 will be rearranged following the sad death of candidate Brian Crawford.
All other polls on 4 May 2023 will go ahead as planned.
Rebecca Huddleston, Returning Officer for Wyre Council said:
“We send our condolences to Brian Crawford’s family at this sad time. Legally, we must now postpone the election in Warren Ward. I have already contacted the other candidates, and will be writing to all affected electors.”
A new date for the election is being arranged and new poll cards will be sent to all affected voters once the date is set. They will tell voters how to arrange a postal or proxy vote if they cannot make it to the polling station on the new date.
Any already returned postal votes will no longer count. Postal voters will be sent a new postal vote.
Candidate nominations will reopen for a set period once the new date is announced. All other previous candidates remain validly nominated and will be included on the ballot paper. Anyone wanting to submit a nomination can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a nomination pack.
For more information on Wyre's Local Elections, www.wyre.gov.uk/elections