Race to replace Sutton councillor gets under way

08:18 19 March 2014

An election is due in Sutton

An election is due in Sutton

Copyright:Mark fairhurst

Candidates to replace former councillor Peter Moakes are being asked to submit their nomination papers before March 26.

Mr Moakes resigned as Conservative district councillor for Sutton earlier this month and cited “disquiet” over the way a series of proposed job cuts were being handled at East Cambridgeshire District Council.

Mr Moakes, a former leader of the council, alleged that the proposals had been pushed through by Conservative leader James Palmer without consultation with the rest of the party, something Cllr Palmer has denied.

Now, the race to replace him as councillor is under way, with an election due to take place on Thursday, April 24, in the village.

Potential candidates can collect their official nomination papers from electoral services offices at the district council or download them from www.eastcambs.gov.uk to put themselves forward.

The deadline for completed nomination papers is noon on March 26.

0 comments

Yesterday, 17:39
The outside of Wendreda House. Picture: Steve Williams.

Two men are in custody tonight following the discovery of a sophisticated cannabis operation inside a million pound mansion in March.

Yesterday, 08:26
Lucy Frazer

Parliamentary hopeful Lucy Frazer has called on Conservative councillors in South East Cambridgeshire to help raise awareness of dementia.

Yesterday, 08:26
Jo Evans and Cheriee Chater

Award-winning Emerald Frog Marketing has been approved by the Recommended Agencies Register following high ratings and recommendations from clients.

Yesterday, 08:18
Sir Graham Bright

The Cambridgeshire Alliance for Independent Living has invited the county’s police and crime commissioner to explain to vulnerable and disabled people what he is doing to keep them safe at a meeting taking place in Ely next month.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition today E-edition