By-election in Spelthorne

Nomination packs are now available

Cllr Chris Frazer has announced that, for personal reasons, he is standing down from his position as ward councillor for Ashford East with immediate effect.

A by-election will be held in the Ashford East ward alongside the Surrey County Council Elections on Thursday 4 May. More details on the candidates will be available in due course on the Council's website.

Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, Cllr Ian Harvey, said: ""I would like to express my sincere thanks to Chris Frazer for the contribution he has made to the Council over a number of years, and for his friendship and advice to many new Councillors, including myself. I vividly recall him persuading me to dress up as Father Christmas at my first Christmas Carol Service in the Council Chamber! He has worked tirelessly to represent the views of his constituents and we will miss his colourful and eloquent speeches in the Chamber. We all wish him well for the future."

Nomination packs are now available from the Elections Office.