VOTE: Nominations in for Adur by-election

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FIVE people are standing in the Adur by-election due to be held next month.

The by-election will decide who will represent the Cokeham ward on Adur Council for the next seven months until the district elections next May.

The position became vacant after councillor Norman Wright, 83, lost his fight with cancer in July.

David Bamber, of Abbots View, Sompting, will be standing for UKIP, while Cyril Cannings, of Nursery Close, Shoreham, will be standing on behalf of the Liberal Democrats.

Sompting Parish Council chairman Barry Mear, of Busticle Lane, Sompting is the Labour candidate, while Sompting parish councillor Nicholas Pigott, of Ullswater Road, Sompting, is the Conservative candidate.

Jennie Tindall, of Feversham Close, Shoreham, will be representing the Green party.

Unusually, the by-election will take place on Tuesday, October 18, rather than on a Thursday.

Electoral officer John Dryden said the change of day was simply due to trying to fit the by-election in around the extra workload caused by the electoral role registration.

The two polling stations will be at the Joyful Whippet, in Steepdown Road, and in Sompting United Reformed Church hall, in Cokeham Road.

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