Published Oct. 5, 2020, 1:56 p.m.
NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY
PARISH OF ST ANDREWS
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish Council following the disqualification of Councillor Derek Ricketts on 9th September 2020.
Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.
The rule allows for ten local government electors for the St Andrews Parish to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy. That request must be made within fourteen days excluding dies non.
The fourteen day notice period ends on 23 OCTOBER 2020.
If a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy but cannot take place until 6 May 2021 as a result of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the 2020 Regulations.
Requests can be sent to the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH
If a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time period 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.
This notice is dated 5 day of OCTOBER 2020
Clerk to the Council
ST ANDREWS PARISH COUNCIL