Date set for Ashcroft by-election

Ashcroft voters will be electing a new councillor to fill the vacancy left by former councillor and new MLA Jackie Tegart.

Ashcroft Council accepted Jackie Tegart’s letter of resignation as councillor at its May 27 meeting and set a by-election date for Saturday, Aug. 10.

“Jackie, I hope you enjoy your new endeavour,” Mayor Andy Anderson said to Fraser Nicola’s new MLA, who was sitting in the public seats during the Council meeting. “You know what small communities need.”

Council appointed Michelle Allen as Chief Election Officer and Brian Bennewith as Deputy Chief Election Officer for the by-election.

Nominations will be accepted from June 25 to July 5.

A term on council is normally three years, but Local Government elections are being held next year, and all seats are up for re-election.