(l-r) David Wilkinson, Chris Smith, John Robertson, Jay Potts and Kelly Hill

Meet the candidates standing in the Fellgate and Hedworth by-election on July 29

Voters are set to go to the polls this week to elect a councillor for the Fellgate and Hedworth ward in South Tyneside.

The by-election follows the dramatic resignation of independent councillor and former opposition leader John Robertson in June 2021.

Although Mr Robertson attempted to retract his resignation, he was told this was not possible under rules governing councils.

As a result, South Tyneside Council scheduled a by-election for Thursday, July 29 to fill the vacancy.

Candidates from the Labour Party, Conservative Party, Green Party, Liberal Democrats Party and former ward representative, John Robertson, have all thrown their hats in the ring in the contest.

In the run-up to election day, candidates have been given the opportunity to tell you why you should vote for them.

*Candidates are listed in the order they appear on South Tyneside Council’s ‘list of candidates at the close of nominations.’

Further details on the by-election and voting can be found on South Tyneside Council’s website here: www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/72831/By-election-Fellgate-and-Hedworth-ward-29-July-2021

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