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Election candidate is named

PUBLISHED: 16:01 17 February 2010 | UPDATED: 11:29 23 August 2010

THE borough s Conservative Party has announced its candidate for an impending by-election. The seat of Meopham South and Vigo became vacant following the death of Conservative councillor Raymonde Collins, who died of cancer in December last year aged 66.

THE borough's Conservative Party has announced its candidate for an impending by-election.

The seat of Meopham South and Vigo became vacant following the death of Conservative councillor Raymonde Collins, who died of cancer in December last year aged 66.

She had held the ward since 1991.

Hoping to retain the seat for the Conservatives will be Derek Shelbrooke, who has lived with his wife Patricia in Vigo since 1974.

Mr Shelbrooke has worked as a volunteer for the Meopham scouts and a Youth Club in the village and works as a volunteer driver for Age Concern.

Nominations for the by-election, due on March 18 close tomorrow

In order to vote resident must have added themselves to the electoral roll by March 3.

To register or for more information about elections, call 01474 337 253 or you can e-mail electoral.services@gravesham.gov.uk

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