By-election in Taunton North next week

A by-election will be held in the Taunton North electoral division next week following the recent resignation of Somerset County Councillor Claire Gordon.

The polling stations will be open on Thursday 7 May – the same day as the General, District and Town and Parish Council Elections.

The candidates standing in the by-election are as follows:

Michael John Adkins – Conservative

Robert Bainbridge – UK Independence Party (UKIP)

Alan William Debenham – Green Party

Barrie Hall – Liberal Democrats

Libby Lisgo – Labour

Cllr Gordon was a County Councillor for 22 years, representing Taunton North for 18 years, and resigned on grounds of ill health.

For further details about Somerset County Council elections, please click here.