By-election to be held in Rotherham Parish this month

Published Wednesday, 5th December 2018
Rotherham General Election Results 2017
Rotherham General Election Results 2017

An election for two new Parish Councillors is to be held this month in Rotherham.

On Thursday, December 13, residents of Whiston will be invited to vote in the election to fill two vacancies on Whiston Parish Council. 

For Whiston residents wishing to vote in person, the polling stations will be held at Whiston Junior and Infant School, Whiston Worrygoose School and Whiston Parish Hall. All polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on 13 December.

Eligible voters will not receive a poll card at this election. Instead, Whiston residents simply need to visit their local polling station and state their name and address which will then be checked against the electoral register by election staff.

Poll cards are not a legal requirement at parish elections and the decision not to issue them for this election was taken by the Parish Council to save much needed funds. For those who vote by post, postal votes were sent out on 3 December.

The candidates running for next month’s election are as follows: 

Zachary Collingham – Conservative

Clive Davis – Independent

Matthew Eyre – Conservative

Tony Griffin – Labour

Colin Taylor – Liberal Democrat

David Wilson – Liberal Democrat

The vacancies arose due to the resignation of David Bridge and Robert Brown in September 2018.

For more information about the Whiston Parish by-election visit - www.rotherham.gov.uk/elections