A BY-ELECTION has been called in Besses Ward, Whitefield after the resignation of a councillor.

Councillor Elizabeth FitzGerald who has represented the ward since 2012, and was not due for re-election until 2020, has vacated her seat.

A by-election will now take place on July 19.

Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate in the by-election can submit a nomination form before 4pm on June 22.

Nomination papers can be collected from the elections office at Bury Town Hall.

Anyone wishing to be placed on the voter's roll or request a postal vote can do so before July 4 by emailing electionservices@bury.gov.uk or calling 0161 2535252.