Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Published 5 October 2017

When a vacancy comes up on the Parish Council, it can be filled either with a by-election or by the existing members of the Council co-opting a new member.

As the cost of a by-election has to be borne by the Council tax payers of the village, the new member is most often co-opted to save this expense. However, if ten or more electors request an election, one will be held. Such requests must reach the Electoral Officer at East Staffordshire Borough Council before 2nd November 2017.

A formal notice can be viewed Vacancy for Parish Councillor – October 2017 (9.8 Kb).

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