Councillor Vacancy: Amesbury East
No request has been received for an election, and therefore the councillor vacancy is to be filled by the process of co-option.
If you would like to put your name forward for this process, please contact me at the above address by 26th January 2018, either by letter or email, including contact details and a short CV for councillors' attention.
Mrs Wendy Bown
Qualifications to be a Councillor
A person is qualified to be elected and to be a councillor if they are British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen and on the relevant day (that is, the day of nomination or election) 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 twelves 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. Expect 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.
This co-option notice is to be displayed in Amesbury for the period between Friday 29th December 2017 and Friday 26th January 2018.