Local Elections 2 May 2019 – make a change – become a Parish Councillor

Do you care about where you live and are you passionate about your community?

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELECTION AND HOLDING OFFICE ARE:

  • Must be UK citizen or qualifying Commonwealth or EU citizen
  • 18 years of age and:
  • Is and continues to be a local government elector for the area of the authority; or
  • Has during the whole of the 12 months preceding that day occupied as owner or tenant any land or
    other premises in that area; or
  • His or her principal place of work during that 12 months has been in that area; or
  • Has during the whole of those 12 months resided in that area or within three miles of it

DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR ELECTION AND HOLDING OFFICE ARE:

  • Holding any paid office or employment to which he or she has been appointed by the council (excludes office of chairman and vice chairman)
  • He or she is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order, an interim bankruptcy restrictions order, a
    debt relief restrictions order of an interim debt relief restrictions order
  • Has within five years before the day of election or since his or her election been convicted of any
    offence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment of at least three months (whether suspended or not)
    without the option of a fine
  • He or she has been found guilty of corrupt or illegal practices or was responsible for incurring unlawful expenditure and a court orders disqualification

KEY DATES

  • Nominations likely to open around 18th March
  • Delivery of nomination papers: by 4pm on 3rd April
  • Deadline for withdrawal of nominations: by 4pm on 3rd April
  • Publication of statement of persons nominated: by 4pm on 4th April
  • Publication of Notice of Poll: not later than 24th April
  • Polling Day: 2nd May
  • New councillors take office: from Tuesday 7th May (the 6th is a Bank Holiday)

Please contact the Clerk (01460 281902 or fiveheadpc@gmail.com) if you want a nomination pack or have any queries.

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