NEWS ROUNDUP: Ladgate by-election confirmed & the dangers of pollution in Tyneside
A date for the Ladgate by-election has been confirmed and serious concerns raised about pollution levels in Tyneside.
A date has been confirmed for the Ladgate ward by-election which was called after the death of Cllr June Goodchild. The vote will take place on Thursday, September 16, as long as more than one candidate decides to contest the seat.
It will be the first election in the Middlesbrough ward, which includes residential areas Easterside and Tollesby, since 2019 when longtime campaigner June and Cllr Craig Wright were both elected.
The pair stood as Labour candidates, however, June left the party to join the Middlesbrough Independent Group (MIG) last year.
But while Coun Gannon welcomed the potential economic growth and job creation, he also claimed the health benefits could be just as vital to the region.
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