By-Elections and Vacancies

By-elections can be held at any time when a casual vacancy occurs. They can happen following the resignation or the death of a currently serving Councillor.

Casual Vacancy

A casual vacancy is usually filled by means of a by election to elect a new member to fill the vacant seat on the council.

Requesting a by-election

A by-election is only triggered by local government electors requesting a by-election to take place. This requires two local government electors within a principal local authority (not just from the ward) giving notice to the proper officer of the authority.

Discretion on holding a by-election

Once the requests from the electors are received the polling day for the by-election must be set at the Returning Officer's discretion for within 35 working days of the date of receipt of the requests. There is no time limit for receipt of the requests, but, if requests are not received, the seat will remain vacant until the seat would normally be up for election.

Current Vacancies

There aren't any current vacancies   

For any Parish/Town vacancies or results, please visit the website of the relevant Parish/Town Council.

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Last updated: 02 July 2018 12:20:21