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By-election for Burnley's Trinity ward
12:09pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
SIX candidates will be competing to become the new councillor in the Trinity ward of Burnley tomorrow.
A by-election is to be held for a role on the council in the ward following the death of former mayor of Burnley, Coun Tony Lambert, left.
Among the candidates are 18-year-old Conservative candidate Tom Watson, a pupil at Thomas Whitham Sixth Form.
Tom, who lives in Scott Park Road, will be hoping to become the borough’s youngest councillor if he can win election.
He will be up against Tony Martin (Labour), Stephanie Forrest (Liberal Democrats), Craig James Ramplee (UK Independence Party), Derek Dawson (British National Party) and Steven Smith (National Front).
The votes will be counted immediately after the poll closes and the results will be posted outside Burnley Town Hall and on the council’s website www.burnley.gov.uk as soon as possible after they are announced.
Returning officer Steve Rumbelow said: “I would encourage everyone who is entitled to vote to use it. The polls are open between 7am and 10pm so there is plenty of time for people to get to their polling station.”