Five people in the running for vacant Mansfield Council seat

Five people are bidding for a seat on Mansfield Council at a forthcoming by-election.
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Voters in Oak Tree ward will go to the polls on Thursday, September 15, to elect a representative to the council.

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Following his death, Mr Hopewell, who was first elected to represent Oak Tree in May 2011, was described as a ‘much-respected and active community councillor over the years’.

The late Vaughan Hopewell.The late Vaughan Hopewell.
The late Vaughan Hopewell.

Those standing for election are:

Gemma Canlin, of Ashfield district – Mansfield Independents;

Paul Henshaw, of Matlock Avenue, Mansfield – Labour;

Neil Smith, of Mansfield district – Conservative;

Julie Tasker, of The Chantry, Mansfield – Freedom Alliance – Integrity, Society, Economy;

Milo Tooley-Okonkwo, of Mansfield district – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.

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The Labour-controlled authority is currently made up of 13 Labour councillors, 13 Mansfield Independents, seven Independents and two Conservatives, alongside the elected mayor, Labour’s Andy Abrahams, and the Oak Tree vacancy.

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Voters in Edwinstowe and Clipstone will also go to the polls later this month to elect a district councillor.

A by-election for Edwinstowe and Clipstone ward on Newark & Sherwood Council will be held on Thursday, September 29, following the death of Conservative councillor Michael Brown in June.

Two candidates are standing for the seat:

Nigel Booth, of Old Station Yard, Occupation Lane, Edwinstowe – Conservative;

Andrew Freeman, of Rufford Road, Edwinstowe – Labour.

The Conservative-controlled authority is currently made up of 29 Tory councillors, six Labour representatives, two Liberal Democrats and one Independent, alongside the single vacancy.

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