Pinkneys Green by-election candidates announced

Pinkneys Green by-election candidates announced

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Pinkneys Green by-election candidates announced

Four candidates will go head to head in a bid to be elected as the new Royal Borough ward councillor for Pinkneys Green in Maidenhead.

The names of those campaigning ahead of a by-election on Thursday, October 25 were revealed by the council today.

Among them is former Liberal Democrat council leader Simon Werner, who will be attempting to regain the seat he lost at last year's full council elections.

White Waltham parish councillor Pat McDonald will stand as the Labour and Co-operative Party candidate, and George Frederick Chamberlaine will represent the UK Independence Party (UKIP).

Completing the line-up is Conservative candidate Catherine Mary Hollingsworth.

Ward residents have until Wednesday, October 10 to ensure they are eligible to vote.

New applications to vote by proxy should be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday, October 17.

Polling stations at St Mark's Methodist Church at the junction of Farm Road and Allenby Road, and Pinkneys Green Youth and Community Centre in Blenheim Road will open from 7am-10pm on election day.

The new councillor will serve alongside the ward's two other councillors, Charles Hollingsworth (Con) and Kathy Newbound (Lib Dem).

He or she will fill the vacancy left on the death of Wilson Hendry, who had served as a ward councillor since 1991.

Contact the elections office on 01628 796306 for details.

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