THE Studley with Sambourne District by-election will take place tomorrow Thursday, February 25.

The Advertiser reported last week that the by-election was caused by former councillor Nick Moon who quit, but is now standing as an independent.

Mr Moon, who served the council for eight months in the Studley with Sambourne District ward, has come under fire for wasting thousands of pounds of public money after deciding to stand in a by-election he caused.

Mr Moon, who is the main carer for his three young children, chair of governors at a local primary school and leads a church restoration team across the Alcester Minster of Churches, says he resigned in “good faith and for a very good reason” citing family and voluntary commitments.

He said he only decided to re-stand following encouragement and support from residents and once the Conservative candidate was announced as Studley Parish Council chairman Paul Beaman.

Also competing for the seat are long-serving councillor Hazel Wright (Liberal Democrat) who lost her seat for Studley with Mappleborough Green last year, Paul Beaman (Conservative), Karen Somner-Brown (Labour) and Nigel Rogers (UKIP).

The by- election will take place on Thursday, February 25 with polling stations at The Church Hall, Sambourne, and The Village Hall, High Street, Studley, open from 7am to 10pm.

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