Kidsgrove residents are for the 2nd time in a week being asked to go to the polls and cast their vote in the Kidsgrove By Election. This election is taking place as a result of former Labour Councillor Kyle Noel-Taylor being forced to resign his seat on the council following his conviction.
Last week Labour won all of the seats that were on offer in Kidsgrove and as a result have managed to take control of Newcastle Borough Council by a small majority. It is this small majority which makes the Kidsgrove By Election even more important politically. If another party other than Labour is to win, then this will force Labour to ensure that all councillors attend council meetings and vote on policies set. Some Kidsgrove residents will view this as good for democracy, ensuring that no party can rest on its laurels,
Turnout in the Kidsgrove By Election is expected to be low, however all parties appear to be treating this Kidsgrove By Election more seriously than last weeks elections.