Vacancy for a Councillor

NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN 

that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the West Ward of Whitchurch Town Council, following the resignation of Alan Chesters on 30 September 2021. 

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the ward in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.  That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules, of the date of this notice.  The fourteen-day period ends on 1 November 2021.        

What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time? 

Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply.  The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

The Returning Officer’s address is:

Electoral Services, Shropshire Council, 

The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND

The telephone number for further guidance is 0345 678 9015.

This notice is dated 12 October 2021.

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