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Notice of Casual Vacancy in the Office of Councillor

Published on Monday, 7th December 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy exists in the office of District Councillor for the TOLLESBURY WARD, following the resignation of Councillor Mrs E Bamford.

A by-election will take place to fill the vacancy if the Returning Officer receives two requests for an election to be held.

By virtue 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 be held on the date for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and Essex County Council elections due to take place 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.

Paul Dodson, Returning Officer

Date: 7 December 2020