A Town Council by-election will be held next month after a councillor stepped down from their role. 

Malcolm Tullet resigned from his position as councillor for the Old Bracknell Town ward, claiming it was “not done lightly.”  

“I’ll miss doing my bit for the residents,” he added. 

All completed nomination papers must be filed by 4pm on Friday June 24, ahead of the election taking place on Thursday July 21.   

The first name to throw their hat in the ring is Guy Gillbe who said it is an “honour” to be selected as the Labour candidate for the ward. 

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“Nothing would be a greater privilege than representing the residents of the community I live in, fighting for their needs,” he said. 

This is the second by-election to take place due to a resignation by the former Conservative representative, Mr Tullett, who also stepped down from his role as borough councillor for Old Bracknell last year. 

In July 2021, he resigned the Conservative whip at the Borough Council to represent residents as an 'Independent Conservative' before giving up his seat for good in November, after making allegations of bullying against his colleagues.  

The subsequent election was won by the Labour candidate, Paul Bidwell, having beaten Conservative candidate Ian McCracken to the seat by a margin of 158 votes.