A petition which could see Brecon and Radnor MP Chris Davies lose his seat will open on May 9.

Mr Davies was fined £1,500 and ordered to carry out 50 hours of community service for submitting two false expenses invoices for landscape photographs to decorate his new office at a hearing in Southwark on Tuesday, April 23.

Under parliamentary rules, Davies does not automatically lose his seat as an MP because his sentence was less than the 12-month minimum.

However the conviction triggered an automatic recall petition which, if signed by 10% of eligible voters in the constituency, will trigger a by-election for the seat.

According to Powys County Council, who published a "Public notice of petition to remove the MP for Brecon and Radnorshire Chris Davies", the designated petition signing places are located at:

  • County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5LG
  • Neuadd Brycheiniog, Cambrian Way, Brecon, LD3 7HR
  • Presteigne Library, Market Hall, Presteigne, LD8 2AD
  • Ystradgynlais Library, Temperance Street, Ystradgynlais, SA9 1JJ
  • Council Chamber, Broad Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5BX
  • Clarence Hall House, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN

These locations will be open for signing:

Monday, 9am to 5pm (except spring bank holiday Monday)

Tuesday, 8am to 5pm

Wednesday, 9am to 8pm

Thursday, 9am to 5pm

Friday, 9am to 5pm

"A person is eligible to sign the petition if they are a registered parliamentary elector for the constituency and aged 18 or over (or the date of their 18th birthday is before the end of the signing period)," the notice said.