Parish Council Vacancy

Parish Council Vacancy

10th of June, 2020



Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 and Rules 5(1) to 5(6) the Local Elections (Parish and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 that due to the resignation of Mark Butler, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 25 May 2020 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice, in accordance with Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006), a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, at the address below, by TEN electors for the said Parish, then an election will be held to fill the said vacancy within sixty days (excluding Dies Non) from the date of publication of that notice.

Pursuant to Part 2 (6) of the Local Government and Police Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, if an election is called, it will not take place until after 5th May 2021, or until such time that the Government brings forward this later date once COVID-19 rules are lifted.

If no such request is made, the vacancy will be filled through co-option by the Parish Council.

The person elected or co-opted to fill the vacancy will hold office until the fourth day after the ordinary election of parish councillors in May 2023.

Dated: 4 May 2020

Garry Payne
Returning Officer
Wyre Council
Civic Centre
Breck Road