Candidates prepare to fight town and village by elections

Joseph Bulmer

South Molton and Fremington prepare to go to the polls again following councillor resignations

DISTRICT and parish council by elections will be held in Fremington on Thursday, August 11 following the resignation of Councillor Joanne Bell.

Four candidates have been nominated for the North Devon Council Fremington Ward seat – John Gill for the Conservatives, Neil Basil Green Party, Chris Turner and Tony Wood, both independents.

Mr Gill was district councillor for the ward during the previous term of office but lost his seat at the May elections. Both Mr Wood and Mr Turner have served on the parish council.

Mr Turner is also seeking election to the vacant Fremington and Yelland parish ward, as is Dave Phipps, who is standing for “People Not Publicity.”


South Molton Town Council is also holding a by election on Thursday, August 11, following the resignation of Councillor Sue Sewell.

The seat will be contested by Una Harley, standing as an independent and Claire Parkinson.