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 Parish of Wrockwardine (Admaston & Bratton Ward) due to the death of Cllr. Rory MacDonald.
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 2nd December 2015.
What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time? 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 & Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT and his telephone number for further guidance is (01952) 383201 .
This notice is dated 12th day of November 2015
Clerk to the 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 the Wrockwardine Parish (Admaston & Bratton Ward), call for an election to fill the vacancy due to the failure of Mr Adrian Williams to make the required declaration of acceptance of office”. 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.