A by-election is taking place today to choose a new borough councillor for Whitby's Mulgrave Ward.
The vacancy has arisen following the resignation of Conservative councillor Marie Harland.
The candidates standing in today's election are:
- John Armsby (Independent)
- Lee Derrick (The Yorkshire Party)
- Hugo Fearnley (Labour Party)
- Marion Watson (Conservative Party)
Applications to vote by emergency proxy at the election on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must be submitted to the team by 5pm today.
To be eligible, the physical incapacity, or becoming aware of being unable to go to a polling station in person on the grounds of work/service, must have occurred after 5pm on Friday 18 August.
The council’s elections team can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org calling 01723 232309 or writing to Elections, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HG.