Parish Council vacancy notice

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF WHITMINSTER

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, following a resignation from the above named Parish Council, a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Whitminster Parish Council.

If within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 18th June 2020), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is received by the Returning Officer, either by email, elections@stroud.gov.uk, or by post, to Returning Officer, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, a poll will take place on the 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.

The Government has indicated that the situation will be kept under review, and if safe to do so, further legislation will be laid that will permit casual vacancy elections and referendums sooner than the 6 May 2021. If this is the case, we will publish a revised notice

Dated 4th June, 2020.

Signed …………………………………………….

Clerk to the Parish Council of Whitminster

Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB

A hardcopy of this notice is available here