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Wellingborough council, Northamptonshire; caused by the death of Conservative councillor John Bailey. One of the UK’s longest-serving councillors, Bailey was first elected in 1967 to the pre-reform Wellingborough urban district council, and had served continuously on the present Wellingborough borough council since its first election in 1973. He was also a Northamptonshire county councillor from 1970 to 2013 and had served on Finedon parish council since its establishment in 1983. Bailey’s council career peaked in 2005-2011 when he was leader of Wellingborough council; he was twice Mayor of Wellingborough (1976-77 and 2004-05) and chairman of the county council in 2012-13, was chairman of Wellingborough’s audit committee at the time of his death and chaired the borough’s housing committee for 27 years. In his working life, after studying at Selwyn College, Cambridge (where he was captain of the University Challengeteam), he had been an economist-statistician with Shell-Mex and BP, an IBM programmer and an analyst and database administrator with British Timken. In honour of his services to the community in Wellingborough, Bailey was appointed MBE in the 2016 New Year honours list.
Proposed parliamentary constituency from 2020: Kettering
Northamptonshire county council division: Finedon
May 2011 result C 935/847 Lab 612
May 2007 result C 909/720 Lab 539
May 2003 result C 768/652 Lab 527/407