VOTING for Herefordshire Council's Ross North ward has been postponed following the death of a candidate.

UKIP candidate Gareth Williams has died which means voting for the Ross-on-Wye ward will not take place on May 2.

The other candidates, which include Conservative Nigel Gibbs, Liberal Democrat Chris Bartrum and Labour's Melvin Hodges, will still be eligible to stand and it will also be open for other candidates to register.

A new date has yet to be confirmed but the vote is expected to take place some time in June.

A Herefordshire Council spokesperson said the council wishes to express their sympathies to Mr William’s family and friends at this difficult time.