Notice of cancellation of election in London Bridge and West Bermondsey ward

2 May 2018

Today, it was announced that Toby Eckersley, former Conservative councillor and a candidate in this year’s election, had passed away.

Eleanor Kelly, Chief Executive of Southwark Council, said: “I was saddened to hear that Toby Eckersley, former Southwark councillor and cabinet member, has passed away at the age of 76. We will all remember Toby as a kind and charming man – the quintessential Englishman who served his local constituents with commitment and drive. In his three decades as a local councillor, Toby served the council in various roles including Executive Member for Finance, and Chair of the Audit and Governance Committee, and even after standing down as a councillor in 2014 he continued to get involved in local politics and support local people. Toby will be sorely missed in Southwark and our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family at this sad time.”

A new election in that ward will be held within 35 days of the notice, with a date announced in due course.

The planned election in all other wards in Southwark will go ahead on 3 May.

Page last updated: 02 May 2018