Westerhope candidate dies after day of campaigning

THE Liberal Democrat candidate for Westerhope, Neil Hamilton, died this afternoon after spending the day campaigning.

THE Liberal Democrat candidate for Westerhope, Neil Hamilton, died this afternoon after spending the day campaigning.
 
Police were called to his house after no-one could contact him. Mr Hamilton, thought to be in his early 60s, was a junior cricket coach.
 
Under council rules, if a candidate dies during an election, and before all votes are cast, the election is null and void and a by-election must be held.

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