A BY-ELECTION for North West ward will be held following the resignation of councillor Martyn Poller.

The vacant seat is on Prestatyn Town Council.

Mr Poller represented the Conservative party. He was elected in May 2017 with 312 votes (26 per cent) alongside Adam Frobisher.

A spokesperson for Prestatyn Town Council told the Journal that Mr Poller had left due to 'personal reasons.'

Any person wishing to stand as a candidate at the by-election should contact the Returning Officer at Denbighshire County Council on 01824 706114, or email elections@denbighshire.gov.uk, to obtain nomination papers.

Completed nomination papers must be presented in person to the Returning Officer or her Deputy at County Hall, Ruthin by 4pm Friday, January 31 2020.

Should the election be contested it will take place on Thursday, February 27 with polling taking place at the Jubilee Community Centre on Seabank Drive.

By-elections are held when a vacancy becomes available between elections. This can happen at any level of government, from town and community councils and county council, to national government.