VOTERS in the Hexham East ward will go to the polls next month to elect a new county councillor.

It follows the resignation of former Conservative councillor Cath Homer earlier this month.

The election will be held on Thursday, December 16.

These are the candidates standing for election:

  • Stephen Ball, Conservatives
  • Suzanne Fairless-Aitken, Liberal Democrats
  • Jonathan Wheeler, Labour
  • Lee Williscroft-Ferris, Independent