The Campden & Vale by-election is taking place today.

Conservative Tom Stowe and Liberal Democrat Danny Loveridge, who live next to each other on the same road in Mickleton, are vying for election to Cotswold District Council.

Polls opened at 7am and close at 10pm.

The seat was previously held by Mark Annett, who was expelled for failing to attend any Cotswold District Council meetings for six months.

Speaking ahead of the by-election Conservative group leader Tony Berry said: “We want someone who is committed and intelligent who can actually do things for people and he [Tom Stowe] is that.

“I don’t think politics has much of a place in district council level stuff. It is about having a person who is going to do something. He will be a fantastic addition.”

Danny Loveridge has previously said he wants to improve public transport, reduce carbon emissions and ensure new housing is affordable.

“If residents elect me, I’ll ensure they’ve got someone fighting our area’s corner,” he said.

Read more about what the candidates had to say here