VOTERS in the Dales will be going to the polls in two weeks to choose a new district councillor.

A by-election is being held on February 13to select a new Richmondshire District Councillor for the Reeth and Arkengarthdale ward, following the death of Coun Bob Gale.

Two candidates are up for election - Richard Beal and Dave Morton (Con) - and voting takes at Arkengarthdale Methodist Church Schoolroom, Marrick Institute, Scriddlehurst, Marske and Reeth Methodist Church Schoolroom.

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The election helpline number is 01748-901018