LOCAL electors are set to go to the polls next Thursday when a by-election will be held to fill the Esk Valley seat.
The vacancy on Scarborough Borough Council came following the resignation of James Preston.
The election is on Thursday and voters can attend the polling stations between 7am and 10pm.
Candidates are Guy Coulson (Conservative), Michael John James (UKIP), Simon Bard Parkes (Labour), Ed Scott (English Democrats) and Mike Ward (Independent).
Polling stations are at Egton Parish Hall, Sleights Village Hall, St Thomas’ Church Hall in Glaisdale, Goathland Village Hall, the Sports Pavilion in Grosmont and Sneaton Village Hall.