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By-Election for Upper Stoke Ward to take place on 19 March 2020

Published Friday, 14 February 2020

Following the sad death of Councillor Sucha Bains in November 2019, Coventry City Council has now received a request for a by-election to take place.

It means that the Council is bound by law to hold the election within 35 days of receiving a notice from two electors in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972.

The hope was to hold this by-election at the same time as the planned local elections on Thursday 7th May, but the request for a by-election automatically triggers the legal process and there is no flexibility.

The by-election for Upper Stoke ward will be held on Thursday 19 March 2020. The last date for candidates to submit nomination is 4pm on Friday 21 February, after this date a list of candidates will be available.

On Thursday 7 May 2020, alongside the local elections in Coventry, there will be the polls for the Directly Elected Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Police & Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands.

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