Three town council seats up for grabs

n A by-election for the Cramlington North town council ward will be held next month.

The by-election – to take place on Thursday, March 17 – follows the death of Coun Brian Pickering.

The candidates for the seat are Lib Dem Geoff Wilkins, Labour’s Leyton Rahman and Conservative John Collins.

Town Clerk, Mike Slaughter, has informed members that the vacancies would now be formally advertised following the