October 23 2014 Latest news:
Sophie Morton, Reporter
Monday, August 18, 2014
Seven candidates will be contesting the by-election in Beckton after nominations closed last week.
The seat was made vacant following the death of Cllr Alec Kellaway at the age of 61 in June.
Former mayoral candidates Jane Lithgow, David Mears and David Thorpe, of the Green Party, Ukip and the Liberal Democrats respectively, will be making their second attempt at winning an election this year.
Conservative candidate Syed Ahmed, Mark Dunne of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition and Kayode Shedowo of the Christian Peoples Alliance will be aiming to take the seat formerly held by Labour.
The party, which is in control of the council, has Tonii Wilson as its representative for the by-election, which will take place on September 11.