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Candidates in race for Sheffield Council seat

Former Sheffield Council Labour member for Arbourthorne ward John Robson, who died from cancer in October.

Former Sheffield Council Labour member for Arbourthorne ward John Robson, who died from cancer in October.

Candidates vying for the vote in a Sheffield by-election have been revealed.

Seven people will go head-to-head in the race to fill the Sheffield Council Arbourthorne seat left vacant by popular councillor John Robson next month.

Mr Robson, who served the ward for 10 years, lost his battle with cancer, aged 65, last October.

Among those who hope to build on the legacy the former social worker left in communities are Labour’s Mike Drabble and Liberal Democrat Susan Ross.

Voters will take to the polling booths on Thursday, February 6. Changes to postal vote arrangements must be made by January 22.

John Mothersole, Sheffield Council chief executive, said: “Due to the sad death of Councillor John Robson a vacancy in the Arbourthorne area is now available and we will be holding a by-election to fill this.

“All polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm and you don’t need your polling card with you.”

The candidates are:

* Jennyfer Barnard – Green Party

* Mike Drabble – Labour Party

* Alan Munro – Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts

* Susan Ross – Liberal Democrat

* Bob Sheridan – UKIP

* Peter Smith – Conservative Party

* David Wildgoose – English Democrats

 

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