Candidates revealed in upcoming by-election for seat on Wigan Council

Voters will have five candidates to choose from when they head to the polls later this month.

Monday, 1st November 2021, 10:01 am
Updated Monday, 1st November 2021, 10:06 am

A by-election is being held in Bryn for a seat on Wigan Council after the resignation of independent councillor Steve Jones.

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Date set for by-election after legal threat forces Wigan councillor to resign

Hoping to become the ward's new representative are: David Burley (Liberal Democrats), Gareth Fairhurst (independent), Samuel Flemming (Labour), Paul Martin (Conservative) and James Richardson (independent).

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The by-election will be held later this month

The election will be held on Thursday, November 25 and anyone wishing to vote, who is not already registered, can apply here before midnight on Tuesday, November 9.

Coun Jones had considered quitting his post in July, but changed his mind after support from people living in his ward.

But it was then revealed someone had challenged his decision to stay and threatened to take legal action against the council, so he had to resign.

It will be the second by-election held recently for a seat on Wigan Council, after a vote took place in Leigh West following the death of Lord Peter Smith.