By-election to be called for North Northants seat

One of Oundle’s three councillors on North Northamptonshire Council, Annabel de Capell Brooke, has announced that she will be moving to Norfolk.

She will soon resign her seat on the council, which will trigger a by-election. This will be the first by-election for the newly created council, which was only elected in May.

The by-election will be held after Christmas after Cllr de Capell Brooke has formally resigned.

A spokesperson for Corby and East Northamptonshire Conservative Association said: “In the short term Annabel will continue, along with her fellow Councillors, to serve the residents of the Oundle ward with the same passion that she always has. At such time as there is a by-election, her individual casework would be adopted by the other local Councillors in an orderly fashion to ensure residents of Oundle and the villages continue to be represented and supported.”

Cllr de Capell Brooke was first elected to Northamptonshire County Council for the Oundle division at the 2019 by-election, but she has also represented the Prebendal ward on East Northamptonshire Council. In her time as a councillor for Oundle, she has represented the area on a number of issues, including the Fletton Field campaign.

Robert Foskett
December 2021