As if the county council elections and the general elections weren't enough to satisfy even the most ardent campaigner we have a further district council by-election in Blandford Central on Thursday 27 July.
The election follows the sad and sudden death of Esme Butler, four times Mayor of the town. She was elected to North Dorset District Council in 2011 in Damory Down ward, and re-elected in 2015 for the successor Central ward. Blandford Town Council on its Facebook page said "Esme was a towering strength in our community and a tireless campaigner for the people of Blandford. She was involved in so many different groups and organisations. Her presence and enthusiasm will be greatly missed."
The Liberal Democrat candidate in this by-election is Hugo Mieville and it's likely to be a three-way fight between Hugo, the Conservatives and Labour.
Elections like this tend to be low turnout affairs so the party that wins is likely to be the one that gets its vote out on the day.
If you can help in any way on the day please contact Hugo on 07815 151277