Dates set for Lancaster City Council by-elections

Labour hope to win back two seats on Lancaster City Council in by-elections next month.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 12:30 pm
Lancaster Town Hall.
Lancaster Town Hall.

Both the vacant University and Scotforth Rural and also Carnforth and Millhead seats were won by Labour at the last elections in 2019.

It will be a four-horse race in the University ward on Thursday November 11.

Students Fabiha Askari (Labour), Jamie Payne (Green) and Zanna Ashton (Liberal Democrat) are opposed by Matthew Maxwell-Scott, Conservative county councillor for Lancaster Rural East.

The Carnforth by-election has been called for Thursday November 25.

A fourth by-election will be held in Bare at a future date after the death in May aged 68 of Coun Stephie Barber, former leader of the Conservative group.