Liverpool Labour councillor Jacqui Nasuh resigns after just two years on city council
Voters in Liverpool will get to cast an unexpected second vote on the day Merseyside goes to the polls to elect its first Police and Crime Commissioner.
Knotty Ash councillor Jacqui Nasuh has shocked colleagues by resigning her seat after just two years.
The Labour party emailed members today with details of the byelection.
The email states: "Jacqui Nasuh has decided to resign from the Council, due to personal family reasons. Joe Anderson and Labour North West have agreed that the by-election should be held on November 15.
"Jacqui has done a great job for the Labour Party and her local community and she will be missed.
"The CLP have requested that candidates put themselves forward and nominate themselves if they are interested in becoming the by-election candidate. After consultation with Labour North West and the Mayor it has been agreed that the selection should be open.
"The CLP want there to be a full and competitive selection process and want to encourage people to put themselves forward for consideration. The selection meeting will take place on the evening of September 27."
Mossley Hill Cllr Patrick Hurley had nothing but kind words for his colleague.
"A great community champion and a great councillor," he tweeted this afternoon. "Best wishes for the future."