The by-election for a vacant seat on Bradley Stoke Town Council will be a three-way fight between candidates from the Conservative, Liberal Democrat and UKIP parties.
The vacancy arose due to the resignation of former Mayor Charlotte Walker (Independent), who revealed in her letter of resignation that she has been “studying away from the town for some time” and now no longer lives in the area.
Ms Walker was elected under the Conservative banner to represent the Lakeside parish ward in May 2011 and served as Mayor during the administrative year 2012/13. Shortly after her term of office as Mayor had ended, she announced that she had dumped the Conservatives to become independent.
Sarah Drake, the Liberal Democrat candidate, works for Bristol City Council and is a governor at Bowsland Green Primary School.
Derrick Powell, the UKIP candidate, is Chair of the Lakeside Residents’ Association and also coordinates the Bradley Stoke Community Speedwatch group.
Benjamin Randles, the Conservative candidate, has lived in Bradley Stoke since 1997 and is currently studying Computer Security at a local university.
More information about each of the candidates can be found on our 2013 Lakeside By-election information page.
Voting will take place on Thursday 10th October.
The Lakeside parish ward covers part of south Bradley Stoke and includes roads such as Sherbourne Avenue, The Bluebells, Meadow Way, Lavender Way and Juniper Way.
Do you live in the Lakeside parish ward? Check out the interactive map of parish ward boundaries on our Contact your Councillor page.
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