Vacancy for two councillors - Pocklington Town Council

Tue, 07 Jul 2020




  1. There are two vacancies on the above Town Council caused by the resignation of a Town Councillor.

  1. A bye-election to fill the two vacancies will be held if by Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 10 electors for the Town Council give notice in writing to the Chief Executive of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council at County Hall, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA claiming such an election.

  1. Where 10 valid requests for a by-election are received by the Proper Officer then under the provisions 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 take place on the date for the Ordinary Election of Councillors due to be held 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.

  1. If no such notice is given, the Town Council will fill the 2 vacancies by co-option.

Date:                                       2nd July 2020


Signed:                                   G Scaife

                                                Town Clerk to Pocklington Town Council


Address:                                Pocklington Town Council

                                                The Old Courthouse

                                                37 George Street


                                                East Riding of Yorkshire

                                                YO42 2DH


Email:                                     townclerk@pocklington.gov.uk

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