Notice of Vacancies

Following the passing or resignation of a sitting ward councillor, a Notice of Vacancy will be published below. 

This will trigger a by-election in the ward where the vacancy is situated.


A by-election is only triggered by local government electors requesting a by-election to take place.

This requires two local government electors within a principal local authority area (not just from the ward) giving notice to the Returning Officer in their capacity as proper officer for the authority

Once the requests from the electors are received, the polling day for the by-election must be set at the Returning Officer’s discretion within 35 working days of the date of receipt of the requests.

There is no time limit for receipt of the requests, but, if requests are not received, the seat will remain vacant until the seat would normally be up for election.

Current Notice of Vacancy

There are no current vacancies.

Last Updated on Thursday, February 23, 2023

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