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We've issued an updated statement following the incident in Birstall on Monday. If anyone has any housing issues following the incident, please contact Housing Needs on 01509 634567.

Two councillors resign

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Two Charnwood borough councillors have resigned.

Anne Williams and Sarah Maynard Smith both resigned as councillors for the Loughborough Hastings ward over the weekend.

While the vacancies continue, if residents within the Hastings ward have any issues they would usually raise with a councillor, please contact Democratic Services on 01509 634785 or email

What happens next:

  • A notice of vacancy will be issued today (September 4, 2017) formally announcing the vacancies
  • If two electors in the borough call for a by-election, it will be held within 35 working days of that request and a date set
  • Nominations for candidates can then be made during the period which will be specified in the Notice of Election
  • If more than two candidates are put forward then a poll will take place on the date set
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