Two council by-elections set for May

Enfield Civic Centre
Enfield Civic Centre

Delayed polls in two local council wards can now go ahead, reports James Cracknell

Two local by-elections delayed because of the pandemic will now go ahead this May, after the government lifted its restrictions.

All local elections in the UK were postponed last year because of concerns over voter health and safety. But with restrictions now being lifted, Enfield Council has confirmed that the two ward by-elections will take place this May.

One will elect a new councillor for Southbury ward, after the death of Labour’s Chris Bond last summer, and another will take place in Chase ward after the resignation of Vicki Pite, also a Labour councillor, last autumn.

Polling day for both by-elections is expected to be Thursday 6th May, the same day as the City Hall elections for the London Assembly and Mayor of London. A notice of election will be published on Monday 29th March on the council website, with the deadline for nominations open until 4pm on Thursday 8th April.

The next full round of elections for all seats on the council are due to take place in May 2022.