THERE will be a four-cornered fight for the vacant Frodsham seat on Cheshire West and Chester Council on Thursday
Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and the Greens will be contesting the seat left vacant following the resignation of former councillor Andrew Dawson (Cons).
The former Frodsham Mayor stood down in October after being appointed head of legal services in the Falklands Islands.
He had been a councillor for Frodsham for 13 years.
He also resigned as a councillor for Lakes Ward on Frodsham Town Council.
Full line-up for his former CWaC seat is: Christopher Basey (Cons); Sian Day (Green Party); Patrick Eakin (Lib Dem) and Michael Garvey (Lab).
There will also be an election for the Waterside ward of Frodsham Town Council the same day.
Candidates are Christopher Basey (Cons), Patrick Eakin (Lib Dem) and Lucy Sumner (Labour).
Felicity Davies (Labour) has been elected unopposed to the vacant Town Council seat in Lakes Ward. She will take up the post on May 9.
There will also be an election for the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
Candidates are: Jo Conchie (Liberal Democrat); John Dwyer (Conservative), Nick Goulding (Reform UK), David Keane (Labour-Co-operative Party).
The count for the borough and Frosham Town Council elections is to take place on Friday, with the results expected to be known by the late afternoon or evening
Returning officer, Andrew Lewis said “Polling stations across our borough will be safe places to cast your vote. Our elections and public health teams have been working to ensure the highest standards of COVID-safety at all our sites and count centres.”
“I’d like to remind people coming to vote that they must wear a face covering, unless they have a valid exemption, and to bring their own pen or pencil. We also ask that you once you’ve arrived at the polling station you follow signs and guidance from staff to adhere to social distancing.”
“Voters are reminded to check their poll card carefully as polling stations may have changed, to reduce pressure on schools, or because some usual sites are currently unavailable.”
“Over 50,000 of our residents have registered for a postal vote – a record number. If you registered for a postal vote and haven’t yet received it, please contact our Electoral Services team on email@example.com 01244 977 084. If you have changed your mind about a postal vote it is now too late to cancel it. You cannot be given a new ballot at a polling station. ”