Second by-election in less than four months to be held on Thursday, September 14.

Barnstaple Town Council will be holding a by-election in September.

The council has a vacancy in its central town ward following the resignation of Loki Dawson for personal reasons.

The by-election - the second in less than four months following the election of councillor Louisa York in June - will take place on Thursday, September 14.

Standing for election are Green Party candidate Robbie Mack; Labour candidate Laurence Overend and Liberal Democrat Julian Williams.

Town clerk Will Austin has urged people to take part in the upcoming election.

He said: "It's very unfortunate that we've lost a councillor as it means another election for the residents of the central town ward following two general elections, local elections and a referendum in the recent past."

"However, I'd urge people to take part in this important by-election.

"The Town Council is becoming more and more involved in delivering services in Barnstaple, and the successful candidate will have a part to play in developing our heritage, cultural, environmental, civic and ceremonial services, as well as standing up for his or her local community.

"This is a real opportunity for the community to influence our work in these and other areas."

A by-election is triggered if 10 local electors request an election to fill a vacancy. The request was confirmed to the council earlier this month.

For more information about voting in the by-election, contact the elections office at North Devon Council on 01271 388277