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Hinstock Parish Council

Casual Vacancy

By Melanie Joyce Hinstock Parish Council

Thursday, 3 May 2018

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HINSTOCK PARISH COUNCIL

 

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 L Surridge for the Parish of Hinstock following the resignation on

1st May 2018

 

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

 

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish [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 24th May 2018.

 

 

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     3rd May 2018

 

M Joyce

[email protected]

Clerk to the Council

                                                                                                                                   

 

* There is no form of words for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors for the [Ward of] … Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the [death][resignation] of …”.  It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.

 

** In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice. Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

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