Casual vacancy for one parish councillor
for Hartington Nether Quarter Parish Council
Derbyshire Dales District Council has confirmed that a request for an election has not been received in connection to the above vacancy, therefore, the Parish Council will co-opt a person to fill the vacancy as soon as practicable in accordance with the Local Elections (Parishes & Communities) Rules 1986.
Qualifications to be a Councillor
A person is qualified to be elected and to be a councillor if they are a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen and on the relevant day, they are 18 or over.
In addition, the person must meet at least one of the following criteria:-
(1) On the relevant day and thereafter they continue to be on the electoral register for the parish, or
(2) During the whole of the twelve months before that day they have owned or tenanted land or premises in the parish, or
(3) During the whole of the twelve months before that day their principal or only place of work has been in the parish, or
(4) During the whole of the twelve months before that day they have resided in the parish or within three miles of it.
Except for qualification (1), these qualifications then continue for the full term of office, until the next ordinary elections. Certain people are disqualified from standing, and these include paid officers (including the Clerks) of the council, bankrupts and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.
If you meet the above criteria and are interested in being considered as a parish councillor for Hartington Nether Quarter Parish Council then please forward your details to the clerk, Mrs S Hampson to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for submissions of interest is: 1st November 2017.
The interview date for candidates to fill the vacancy will be on Monday, 6th November 2017 (to be confirmed).
Parish council meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month with the exception of August and January. It is expected that all councillors attend each of these meetings
The parish council members look forward to hearing from you.
Mrs S Hampson
Hartington Nether Quarter Parish Council
12th October 2017