Cannon Hill Ward by-election announced

A by-election for Cannon Hill Ward will take place on Thursday 20 June, following the resignation of Councillor Mark Kenny.

The nomination process for candidates opens tomorrow. and the deadline is at 4pm on Thursday 23 May. The candidates will be announced on Friday 24 May.

To be able to vote, residents must be registered to do so. Applications to register to vote in this by-election must be received by midnight on Tuesday 4 June.

For residents unable to visit a polling station, postal voting application forms are available to download from the council’s website or by contacting the council on 020 8545 4901. Applications to vote by post must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 5 June.

Residents who want to apply to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf must do this by 5pm on Wednesday 12 June.

Merton Council’s Chief Executive and Returning Officer Ged Curran said: “Following the resignation of Councillor Mark Kenny, I have been asked by the local government electors to hold a by-election for Cannon Hill Ward so that the electorate can vote for a new Cannon Hill councillor. As returning officer, I can announce that a Cannon Hill by-election will take place on Thursday 20 June.”