By-election for Longhoughton

A by-election has been called for a new councillor to take on the Longhoughton ward following the death of John Taylor.

The Liberal Democrats have already put forward their candidate, Kate Cairns, for the poll which will take place on July 24.

Kate, a Newton-by-the-Sea parish councillor, grew up in the area. She said: “It would be a real honour to be chosen by local residents to be their voice on Northumberland County Council.”

Candidates wishing to stand must notify Northumberland County Council by Friday, June 27.