By-election triggered as Long Buckby councillor resigns

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Councillor Diana Osborne has resigned from her seat on Daventry District Council, triggering a by-election due to be held in May.

A notice of vacancy for the Long Buckby ward seat has been posted and the council has received the required number of elector requests to hold an election.

A notice of election is expected to be issued on March 24 and potential candidates will have until 4pm on April 4 to submit their nomination papers.

If the by-election is contested then it would be held on May 4, the same day that the Northamptonshire County Council elections.

Daventry District Council’s Long Buckby electoral ward covers Guilsborough, Watford and West Haddon as well as Long Buckby and Long Buckby Wharf.

People interested in standing in the by-election, as well as forthcoming county council elections, are welcome to attend a candidate and agents’ briefing on Tuesday, March 21 at 5pm at the Daventry District Council’s offices in Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP.