By-election to take place in Daventry’s Abbey North Ward

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A by-election for a seat on Daventry District Council will be held in October following the resignation of Councillor Aiden Ramsey.

The by-election for Abbey North Ward will take place on Thursday, 24 October after three candidates were nominated to contest the seat.

People in the Abbey North Ward area of Daventry will be able to vote, provided they are registered. Abbey North Ward includes Middlemore, Timken, the Headlands, Drayton Park and part of Ashby Fields.

Residents in the ward who are not already registered to vote have until 8 October to do so if they wish to have their say in this by-election. People can register online at 

Anyone unsure if they are registered, or who has recently moved house should contact the Council’s Electoral Services team on 01327 871100 or email 

Postal vote applications need to be completed and sent to DDC’s Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 9 October.

Applications to vote by proxy - when some votes on your behalf - must be received by DDC’s Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 16 October, though if an elector falls ill or is called away on business after that date, they may be able to apply up to 5pm on 24 October.

To request an application form for a postal or proxy vote call 01327 871100 or email 

Councillor Ramsey was elected in May 2018 to the District Council seat, which is one of three covering the Abbey North electoral ward area.

To find out more, including the list of candidates, please visit our Elections page