Date set for by-election after death of councillor

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A date has been agreed for a by-election following the death of a South Yorkshire councillor.

Coun Denise Wilde, aged 69, who represented Wombwell on Barnsley Council, died in July in Barnsley Hospice after a long illness.

The Wombwell by-election has been confirmed for Thursday, September 26.

Nominations for candidates must be submitted by noon on Friday, August 30, and the last date for voter registration is Wednesday, September 11.

■ Call the elections helpline on 01226 773 070.