THE THIRD by-election of this calendar year is set to be held in the coming weeks, following the retirement of a borough councillor.

Notice of vacancy for a borough council has been posted on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s website following the retirement of Norden councillor George Hood.

This will be the third borough by-election to be called this year following two previous polls in Kempshott as well as a ‘by-thirds’ election in May.

A vote will be held within 35 days of the announcement.

Anyone who is interested in standing as a ward councillor in the Norden ward must submit a written request to the borough council’s returning officer to the civic offices in London Road.

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