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VOTE 2023: By-election expected after resignation of Chorleywood parish councillor

 Published on: 19th December 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A by-election on Chorleywood Parish Council (CPC) is set to take place in the village early next year, following the resignation of a Liberal Democrat councillor over a dispute with a neighbouring county council.

Jack Biel was formerly a representative of the Chorleywood South ward until he left his role in November this year after Buckinghamshire Council handed him an enforcement notice ordering him to demolish his chicken farm.

Having decided to appeal the order, Jack decided the best course of action to spare his fellow councillors and his party from any repercussions was to resign from his role.

Speaking to ChorleywoodNews, he said: “I feel this could cause embarrassment if I am still a councillor and this goes higher.”

Now, 10 electors have put forward a request for an election to fill the vacancy left by Mr Biel, with both the Conservative and Labour parties preparing to select candidates for the race. It is currently unknown what plans the incumbent Liberal Democrats have for the seat.

Though the date of the election is currently unknown, CPC has confirmed that it will take place no later than February 2.

Picture credit Peter O’Connor

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