Shenstone Parish Councillor – Casual Vacancy

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Serving Little Aston, Shenstone, Stonnall, Shenstone Wood End, Lynn,
Parish Council Office 25C Main Street Shenstone WS14 OLZ

Tel: 01543 481 947
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(Local Government Act 1972)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor in the SHENSTONE Ward of the Parish of SHENSTONE.

An election will be held to fill the vacancy if so requested by TEN local government electors for the parish on 6th May 2021. Such a request must be in writing and must be delivered to the Returning Officer, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield WS13 6YU within fourteen days from the date of this notice (calculated in accordance with the Local Elections(Parish and Communities) Rules 1986( as amended).

If no election is requested the vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council in accordance with the said rules.

Dated: 22.09.20

Signed:. Parish Clerk

We are looking to co-opt a new Councillor for the Shenstone Ward of the Parish of Shenstone.

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your application to the Parish Clerk at the above address

Please enclose a letter outlining your relevant experience and why you feel you would be suitable for this role.  

Before applying

We would ask that you check that you fulfil the eligibility requirements, as shown on the statement below, as evidence will be required upon application

Candidates must

[a] Be aged 18 years or over and included on the relevant Electoral Register

[b] Be a British or Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a citizen of another Member State of the European Community, and either:

[c] Reside in the Parish or within 4.8 kilometers (3 miles of its’ boundary) during the whole of the twelve months before the day you are nominated and election day

[d] Occupies land or property within the Parish boundary

[e] Has her/his principal place of work within the Parish boundary

Who cannot be a candidate?

Certain people are disqualified from being elected.  You cannot be a candidate if

  • You hold paid office under the Parish authority or a politically restricted post (as defined in Part 1 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989); or have been adjuged bankrupt or made a composition or arrangement with creditors:  or
  • Have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more (including a suspended sentence) without the option of a fine,m during the five years before Election Day; or

Have been disqualified under part III of the Representation of the People Act 1983 or under the Audit Commission Act 1998                   

The closing dates for applications is Friday 6th November 2020