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Vacancy for parish councillor for Tyrley Ward.

Friday 9 August 2019
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Loggerheads Parish Council (Tyrley Ward) following resignation on 11 April 2019 of Karen Bennett. The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy[1]. That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules[2], of the date of this notice. The fourteen da

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Friday 9 August 2019

 

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 Loggerheads Parish Council  (Tyrley Ward) following resignation on 11 April 2019 of Karen Bennett

 

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 in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy[1].   That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules[2], of the date of this notice.  The fourteen day period ends on 30 August2019

 

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, Castle House,

Barracks Road, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 1BL

 

The telephone number for further guidance is 01782 717717

 

This notice is dated 9 August 2019

 

Karen Watkins, MBE, Parish Clerk

Loggerheads Parish Council, Loggerheads Fire Station, Market Drayton Road, Loggerheads, Shropshire TF9 4EZ

[1] 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.

 

[2] 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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