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By Chris Cave - Local Democracy Reporter
By Chris Cave - Local Democracy Reporter

Four candidates to contest Douglas Council by-election

Wed, 23 Sep 2020

Voters in Douglas Council’s Derby Ward constituency will have four candidates to choose from when they head to the polls next month.

Alan Charles Buck, who’s retired, programmer and activist Samuel James Hamer, former school teacher Amanda Jane Walker, and community organiser Devon Watson are all standing in the contest.

The election was called after Colin Cain resigned and former Mayor Debbie Pitts died in January.

Polling stations will open at 08:00 on Thursday, 15 October for the by-election, before closing at 20:00 later that day.

Two of the four who have put their names forward will be in office until 1 May 2021 before boundary changes mean the constituency of Derby Ward will cease to exist.

It’s part of wider plans to reduce the size of the local authority from 18 councillors to 12, and the number of wards from six to four.

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