It’s Polling Day in Milford.

Two Independent candidates and a Conservative will go head to head to-day to capture a former Independent’s seat at ‘Your Waverley’ at a By-Election.

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All the political parties except the Tories stayed out of this election as a mark of respect for their former colleague Jack Lee who died suddenly last November. Sad news for the residents of Milford and Waverley with the announcement of the death of Jack Lee.

The Greens, Labour and the Liberal Democrats all agreed that the memory of their popular council colleague was best served by allowing another Independent to take his place. They are backing a parish councillor with 20 years service to Milford & Witley. Independent Maxine Gale, in the hope that the good cross-party work that is now going on at Waverley, will continue.

If she wins, Maxine Gale will join one other Independent – the former Conservative Cllr Liz Townsend, who resigned from the Conservative Group and the Conservative Party, last year.

The temperature is rising in the final stages of the Milford By-Election.

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