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By-election set for December

A by-election in Cosby and Countesthorpe will take place on 12 December

Voting by election

A by-election will be held next month following the death of former County Councillor David Jennings.

Voting for a County Councillor to represent the Cosby and Countesthorpe electoral division will take place on Thursday, 12 December, coinciding with the General Election. 

David Jennings, who was vice chairman of Leicestershire County Council, sadly passed away in August.

Residents who are not already registered to vote have until 26 November to apply.

The County Council makes decisions on local services and issues that affect us all.

Whether it is school places, roads, transport, local health, social care or waste disposal, everyone in Leicestershire uses one of these services or may need them in the future.

Often people miss out on the chance to vote by assuming they’re registered when they’re not - we’d encourage people not to miss out and make sure they use their vote.

More information, including the candidates standing in the election, will be available on our website.

Blaby District Council will be running the election on behalf of the County Council – to find out more about registering to vote, candidate nominations and registering for a postal or proxy vote.

Key facts and figures

• Around 9,800 people are eligible to vote in the by-election
• The division includes Cosby, Countesthorpe, Kilby and the southern part of Whetstone
• Candidate nominations need to be submitted to the Returning Officer at Blaby District Council by 4pm on Friday, 15 November
• Candidate details will be published by Monday, 18 November
• The last date to register to vote is Tuesday, 26 November
• Polls will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, 12 December

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