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Calls for by-election after community left ‘under-represented’

PUBLISHED: 08:51 04 November 2019 | UPDATED: 10:03 04 November 2019

Thetford Kings House where the full town council meeting was held. Photo:Sonya Duncan Copy: For: EDP  EDP pics © 2009 (01603) 772434

Thetford Kings House where the full town council meeting was held. Photo:Sonya Duncan Copy: For: EDP EDP pics © 2009 (01603) 772434

ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC © 2009

A by-election has been called in a Norfolk town amid claims the community has been left “under-represented”.

Breckland Councillor for Thetford Burrell has promised his support to Thetford Town Hockey Club. Terry Jermy . Picture: Conor MatchettBreckland Councillor for Thetford Burrell has promised his support to Thetford Town Hockey Club. Terry Jermy . Picture: Conor Matchett

Thetford Town Council tried to co-opt a new councillor for the Boudica ward.

This ward currently has two councillors, Dave Hodgkinson and Mark Robinson, but a third is needed.

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A majority vote could not be reached in the council meeting to co-opt a new councillor, so there will have to be a by-election.

Breckland and town councillor Terry Jermy, who represents the Thetford Burrell ward, called for the by-election at the meeting after the co-option of a new councillor failed.

Mr Jermy said: "Residents of the Boudica Ward have been under-represented since May and the community has not had the benefit of a full slate of councillors to tackle local issues.

"I'm disappointed there will now be further delay and that tax payers will incur avoidable costs because of a by-election, which is likely to be in the region of several thousands of pounds."


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