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

More news stories

Yesterday, 15:06

A Sutton tree surgeon who managed to “lean back just in time” before a tree came crashing onto his car in Witcham yesterday (23) escaped with just a small cut on his hand.

Yesterday, 15:54

Cambridgeshire police are being forced to deal with an average of seven hare coursing incidents a day, statistics have revealed.

Yesterday, 11:57

At least ten fallen trees in the March, Wisbech and Ely areas caused road closures and power outages yesterday as Storm Doris struck the Fens.

Yesterday, 10:25

Thousands of homes across the county including hundreds in the Ely and Fenland area are without power this morning following yesterday’s Storm Doris.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter