THREE people have been nominated to stand for election to Knutsford Town Council in February's by-election.

Yvonne Bancroft, who is chairman of Knutsford in Bloom, is standing as an Independent candidate, alongside Paul Hamilton as a conservative and Gerald Norden, who runs an opticians in town, is standing for UKIP.

The election, for Over Ward, will be held on Thursday, February 7 and is to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Bernadette Emmett in December.

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The Guardian will run profiles of each candidate in the run up to the election.