Four to stand in town council by-election

FOUR candidates have put themselves forward for election to Lyme Regis Town Council. 

Following the resignation of Cheryl Reynolds, a by-election has been called to fill the vacancy on Thursday, August 8.

Candidates have now been announced. They include Paul Edmonds, from Sidmouth Road, treasurer of Lyme Arts Community Trust, which runs the Marine Theatre, and who previously served on a large parish council in Hampshire; former Mayor of Lyme Regis Owen Lovell, from View Road; former deputy mayor Steve Miller; from Woodroffe Meadow; and Green Party candidate Rob Smith, from Blue Waters Drive, who recently stood for election to Dorset Council.

Mr Lovell, who also served for a number of years as a West Dorset district councillor, and Mr Miller both sat on Lyme Regis Town Council until May this year.

Mr Lovell spoke publicly about his disappointment at not being able to stand in the May elections, due to an administrative error with his nomination form, and Mr Miller was one of two councillors to lose their seats in the vote.

For those not already on the electoral roll, the deadline to register to vote in this by-election is midnight on Tuesday, July 23 and you can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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