06:00 Wednesday 04 June 2014

Six people stand for this month's Soham by-election

Written byJORDAN DAY

East Cambridgeshire District Council's HQ. East Cambridgeshire District Council's HQ.

Six people will be battling it out in this month’s Soham by-election.

There are two Independent candidates - both of whom live in the town - Gerard Hobbs, of Kents Lane, and Geoffrey Woollard, of St Andrews Park.

Hamish Ross, of Qua Fen Common, is standing for the Conservatives, Charles Warner, of Northfield Road, is standing for the Liberal Democrats and Fiona Ross, of Hertford Close, Ely, is the Labour candidate.

Daniel Divine, of Oak Farm Drive, Little Downham, who also went for the Sutton seat on East Cambridgeshire District Council, is standing for the UK Independence Party (UKIP).

The by-election, which follows the death of popular district councillor John Palmer earlier this year, is being held on Thursday, June 19.

It will be the second held in East Cambridgeshire District Council so far this year.

One was held for the Sutton ward in April following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Peter Moakes.

The seat was won by Liberal Democrat Lorna Dupre, who won with 523 out of the 1,028 votes.

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