TWO candidates are battling for votes in the upcoming by-election for the Melksham Without South vacancy on Wiltshire Council.

They are Vanessa Fiorelli for the Liberal Democrats and Nick Holder for the Conservative Party.

The by-election for the vacancy follows the resignation of Cllr Roy While due to ill health. The poll will be held on Thursday, October 24, from 7am to 10pm.

The division includes Bowerhill, Berryfield, The Spa and Redstocks.