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Date published: 5th February 2021

Following the Government confirming today that local government and police and crime commissioner elections will take place on 6th May 2021, Duncan Baker MP has advised that he now wishes to stand down from his role as District Councillor for Holt with immediate effect such that a by-election can be held for his District Council seat at the same time as other elections scheduled for the 6th May.

Steve Blatch, Chief Executive and Returning Officer for North Norfolk District Council said “Having received Cllr Baker’s resignation from the District Council today, arrangements will be made to organise a by-election for the North Norfolk District Council Holt ward at the same time as scheduled local government and Police and Crime Commissioner elections on Thursday 6th May. 

The District Council Holt ward takes in the communities of Holt, High Kelling and Letheringsett and Glandford and is a two-member ward, with the second ward councillor being Cllr Georgie Perry-Warnes.  A Notice of Vacancy for the ward seat will be displayed shortly, with the formal Notice of Election inviting nominations to be published towards the end of March.

“We’d like to thank Cllr Baker for his work as a District Councillor since he was elected in 2017. During his time he was Leader of the Opposition and served briefly as the Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Finance, Revenues and Benefits.”

Cllr Baker added “I’d like to thank all the officers and staff at North Norfolk District Council, not just for all the work we have done together over the last four years but also fully recognising everything they have done for North Norfolk throughout the pandemic. I can’t thank them all enough and look forward to us continuing to work together under my Parliamentary role.”

Last updated: 5th February 2021