By election announced

FIVE candidates are standing for the vacant place on Horsham District Council.

The council has called a by-election to fill the space left by the resignation of Robert Nye in December last year.

The candidates are:

David Hide (Labour), Clarence Road, Horsham

Justin Pickard (Green), Finians Field, Barns Green

Stuart Ritchie (Conservative), Dorking Road, Warnham

Ian Shepherd (Liberal Democrats), Dorking Road, Warnham

George Tribe (UKIP), The Coopers, Itchingfield

The by-election will be held on Thursday February 16.

A statement from the council today said it plans to send out the polling cards on Wednesday January 25, and issue the postal votes on Monday February 6.