Notice of vacancy in the office of Parish Councillor

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that due to the resignation of Jim Thornton, a vacancy has arisen in the office of Parish Councillor for Hertford Heath Parish.

If by 6 August, 2020 a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN local government electors for Hertford Heath Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy.

Where ten valid requests for a by-election are received by the Proper Officer then under the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus)(Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the by-election will not currently take place, and the vacancy will be held open until the by election takes place.

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 In due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.

If an election is not requested by ten local government electors, the vacancy will be filled by co-option as soon as practicable after 6 August, 2020.

Dated 17 July, 2020

Richard Cassidy
Returning Officer
Wallfields
Pegs Lane
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8EQ

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