A by-election has been triggered in the Ruxley ward for Epsom and Ewell Council, after Councillor Keith Partridge’s decision to resign due to a “change in personal circumstances”.

The election will take place in half term week, on Thursday, February 15, and the formal call for candidates will be issued this week.

Councillor Partridge represented the Residents Association, as do the two councillors who remain in the ward – Councillor Jan Mason and Councillor Alan Sursham.

He served as councillor from May 2015.