NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Muxton Ward following the resignation from office on 2nd February 2021 of Councillor Philip Loughlin.
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.* 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 Tuesday 23rd February 2021.
If a request to hold an election is not received by 23rd February 2021 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 Office, Telford and Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT and the telephone number for further guidance is (01952) 383210.
This notice is dated 3rd February 2021.
Please note that if an election is requested, a poll cannot take place until 6 May 2021, as a result of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the 2020 Regulations.
Ralph L Morgan
Clerk to the Parish 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 Donnington and Muxton Parish Council, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the resignation of Cllr P Loughlin”. 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.
Last modified: February 3, 2021