Whitby Town Council

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Town Clerk: Michael King
Whitby Town Council, Pannett
Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire
YO21 1RE

Casual Vacancy

Casual Vacancy


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that, due to the resignation of H Brown, a casual vacancy exists in the office of Town Councillor for the Ruswarp Ward in the Parish of Whitby.

The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten local government electors for the Ruswarp Ward submit a written request to that effect in the manner set out below. If an election is called, it will take place on 6 May 2021[1], in accordance with the Local Government and Police Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. If no such request is made the Town Council will seek to fill the vacancy by co‑option.

Any request for an election to be held to fill the vacancy must be in writing and must reach:

The Returning Officer
Scarborough Borough Council,
Town Hall, St Nicholas Street
Scarborough, YO11 2HG

not later than 16 February 2021 (14 working days after date of this notice).

Dated: 27 January 2021

Michael King FCMI
Town Clerk
Whitby Town Council

[1] The 2020 regulations provide for the by-election to take place on the date for the Ordinary Election of Councillors due to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances. Any Election that is called, In due course, will be duly publicised as required by law.

Posted: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 14:00 by Michael King

Tags: Councillors, Elections, vacancy