Another Bradley Stoke town councillor resigns

Photo of Elaine Hardwick as mayor in May 2016.
Elaine Hardwick as mayor in 2016.

A by-election has been called for the Bradley Stoke North parish ward after former mayor Elaine Hardwick resigned her seat in January.

The resignation has created a second vacancy on the town council, following the earlier resignation of Nikki Hallur, who represented the Bradley Stoke South parish ward.

The vacancy for the South ward seat was scheduled to be filled at a by-election called for 26th March 2020, but that poll was postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

By-elections for both seats will now take place on Thursday 6th May 2021, the same day that residents will be called to elect a new West of England metro mayor and a new police and crime commissioner for Avon and Somerset.

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In her letter of resignation, Ms Hardwick explains that she has now moved away from South Gloucestershire and can no longer represent residents in Bradley Stoke North. Reflecting on her year as mayor (2016/17), she says one of her main achievements was to “adhere to the public’s wishes and convert the tennis courts in Brook Way into further car parking”.

Details of all the elections taking place locally on Thursday 6th May 2021 can be found on the Journal’s Elections in Bradley Stoke page.

map of the ward boundaries in Bradley Stoke may be viewed on the town council website.

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 30). The magazine is delivered FREE, nine times a year, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.


Notice of Election published

UPDATE added 23rd March 2021.

A Notice of Election for the two Bradley Stoke Town Council by-elections was published on 22nd March 2021.

Candidate nominations will be accepted up to 4pm on Thursday 8th April 2021.

Thinking of standing in one of the by-elections? Impartial advice is available on the ‘Be a councillor‘ page of the Local Government Association website.

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