WAVERLEY Borough Council is holding a by-election on Thursday, February 13, following the death of independent Milford councillor Jack Lee in November 2019.

Long-serving Witley parish councillor Maxine Gale (right) is standing as an independent candidate to “pick up and continue the good work Jack already started for Milford”.

Out of respect for Mr Lee and the Milford residents who elected him last year, the Liberal Democrats have chosen not to put up a candidate.

Godalming Lib Dem councillor and Waverley deputy leader Paul Follows said: “We will instead be supporting Maxine Gale.

“The Green Party and the Labour Party have not put up a candidate either.”