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A Norfolk county councillor has stood down after being re-elected to Gaywood South division in May.

Conservative member Thomas Smith has resigned to take up a job out of the area. He has represented the division since 2017.

Subject to a contest, a by-election is to be held on Thursday, July 29.

Nomination papers must be received to the returning officer by 4pm today (Friday).

Nominations will be accepted on an appointment only basis.

Contact electoral services on 01553 616773 or e-mail: elections@west-norfolk.gov.uk
Polling cards will be issued later this month and polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

Anyone unable to vote in person should check if they are eligible for a postal or proxy vote by contacting electoral services on 01553 616773.

Votes will be counted on Friday, July 30 and the result declared.