Notice of vacancy in office of Councillor
Election of councillors to North Turton Parish Council
Notice is hereby given under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Peter Birch, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Belmont ward of the Parish Council.
If by 2 October 2020 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice*) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to:
The Returning Officer
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Town Hall Blackburn
by TEN electors for the Electoral Area**, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place on 6 May 2021 in line with the Local Government and Police Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.
Dated 11 September 2020
Clerk to North Turton Parish Council
*In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, day of the Christmas break, of the Easter break or of a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.
“The Christmas break” means the period beginning with the last week day before Christmas Eve and ending with the first week day after Christmas Day which is not a bank holiday, “the Easter break” means the period beginning with the Thursday before and ending with the Tuesday after Easter Day, and “a bank holiday break” means any bank holiday not included in the Christmas break or Easter break and the period beginning with the last week day before that bank holiday and ending with the next week day which is not a bank holiday.
** The request must come from TEN Local Government Electors for the Parish or the Parish Ward where the Parish is Warded.