Kilburn by-election will take place on May 5

Cllr Tayo Oladapo died following a long illness

Cllr Tayo Oladapo died following a long illness - Credit: Archant

A by-election will take place in Brent on the same day as residents vote for the Mayor of London and London Assembly member.

Resident in Kilburn will elect a new councillor for their ward on May 5 following the death of Cllr Tayo Oladapo.

The 34-year-old, who represented the Kilburn ward since he was elected in 2010, died following a long struggle with ill health.

The deadline for nominations to stand in the by-election is April 7 at 4pm and a full list of candidates will be published the following day.

Carolyn Downs, Brent Council’s returning officer and chief executive, is urging residents to make sure they register to vote on May 5.

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She said: “Voting is both a democratic right and a civic responsibility too, so I’d encourage anyone who is eligible but not yet registered to vote, to make sure they do so before the deadline.

“Having the Kilburn by-election on the same day as the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections means less hassle for residents in having to turn out and vote on different days, while at the same time keeping cost to the public purse to a minimum.”

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The registration deadline is April 19 at 5pm.

Residents who wish to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf or submit a postal vote must apply by April 26 at 5pm.

For more information visit here, call Brent Council’s electoral services team on 020 8937 1372, or email

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