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Liberal Democrats call for Council by-elections

Friday, 16 December 2016

At the end of November, the HebWeb reported there were two vacancies on Hebden Royd Town Council following the resignations of Labour councillors John Dunford and Nigel Yorke, and that bye-elections to fill the vacances in West End and Fairfield wards may be held.

Calderdale Liberal Democrats have now submitted the paperwork to trigger the by-elections. It is now expected the elections will take place on 16 February.

Calerdale Liberal Democrat leader Councilor James Baker told the HebWeb, "This year has been the best on record for Liberal Democrat gains in council by-elections. We are taking seats from both Labour and the Conservatives. Following our success in Richmond Park we have seen a leap in our polling rating. People realize that we are currently the only party that is prepared to stand up to the destructive Conservative government Brexit."

"We will be putting forward Christopher Wadsworth and Jonny Gale for these elections. Both are new members that live in Hebden Bridge who have joined that party since the EU referendum, and both of them want to stand up for an open, tolerant and united community. Chris is trained as an environmental scientist and Jonny is a Barrister. Both are very capable people who will serve the community in Hebden Bridge well on the Town Council."