Park ward by-election called for next month

Council / 12 Jul 2017

A by-election to fill the vacant seat in Park ward will be held on Thursday 17 August 2017. 

The seat has been vacant since the resignation of Councillor John Shearman in June. 

The by-election has been called after a petition from local electors was received by the Returning Officer for the city council, Gillian Beasley. 

An official notice of election will be published on Thursday 13 July 2017.  Nominations will open the following day from 10am and will run until 4pm on Friday 21 July 2017. 

A statement of persons nominated will be published after this period. 

Residents in the ward must be on the electoral register in order to vote. To ensure they get to vote in the by-election they must be registered by Tuesday 1 August 2017. You can register online but you must have your date of birth and national insurance number available.

People wishing to vote by post must apply by 5pm on Wednesday 2 August 2017. 

For further information, please contact the electoral services team on 01733 452282 or email electoralservices@peterborough.gov.uk 

The count will take place following the poll on 17 August at Peterborough Town Hall.