We have just been informed of 2 forthcoming by-elections for The Stours and Lodbourne wards of North Dorset District Council. The Notice of Election is expected on Thursday 14th of February and nominations of candidates must be submitted to the Returning Officer by noon on Friday 22nd of February.
We would be grateful if anyone interested in standing for either election would please contact us as soon as possible as time is very short.
These by-elections are not connected to the 2013 County Council elections and therefore it is possible to stand in those elections as well, should you so wish. If you live in the area covered by local authority based at Nordon in Blandford you should be qualified to stand.
Lodbourne ward is purely that part of northern Gillingham. The Stours is made up of East Orchard, East Stour, Fifehead Magdalen, Margaret Marsh, Stour Provost, Todber, West Orchard and West Stour.