Three candidates contest Euxton North seat

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Nominations for a Chorley by-election closed this afternoon

The three candidates who will contest Euxton North are: Tommy Gray (Labour); Alan Platt (Conservative); Christopher Stuart (UKIP).

The seat is up for grabs after standing Labour councillor Mike Handley’s role was automatically taken away as he had not attended a meeting for six months due to ill health.

Gary Hall, the council’s chief executive, said: “Legislation states that any councillor not attending meetings for a period of six months will automatically lose his status as an elected member of the council.”

The by-election will be held on Thursday, October 29.

The deadline for residents to register to vote is midnight on October 13.

Applications to vote by post must be received by 5pm on October 14 and applications to vote by proxy by 5pm on October 21.