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Brookfield ward councillor by-election information after John Browne’s death

Posted on - 18th March, 2022 - 2:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Brookfield, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Ribbleton
Councillor John Browne
Councillor John Browne

Preston City Council has posted a vacancy for the Brookfield Ward councillor role after the passing of John Browne.

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Preston Council published the vacancy on its website, with the formal process now requiring a request for an election made, in writing, by two electors from the local authority area.

The date for the next local election is Thursday 5 May 2022, with the last date to register to vote on Thursday 14 April 2022.

The last day for the council to receive an application by post is 5pm on Tuesday 19 April 2022, with proxy votes accepted until 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022.

Read more: Preston political leaders unite in tribute to councillor John Browne

Adrian Phillips, Chief Executive and Returning Officer at Preston City Council, said: “We were all saddened at the news of John Browne passing away – he was a hardworking and long-standing councillor who will be sadly missed.

“These are big shoes to fill, but the democratic process must continue, and we now require a request for an election by two Preston residents to set this in motion.

“This is also an opportunity for me to remind all those not currently registered to vote that it is quick and easy to have your name added to the electoral register.

“You can do this at any time of year, but you only have until 14 April to vote at the local elections in May.”

Read more: Lancashire County Council urges vigilance as Covid infections surge 

For more information, visit – https://www.preston.gov.uk/article/4863/Elections-2022

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