Councillor vacancies and by-elections

Stowe Ward, Lichfield Parish Council

A casual vacancy has arisen in the office of councillor for the parish of Stowe Ward in Lichfield.

Notice is hereby given that a valid request to hold an election has been delivered to the Returning Officer at Lichfield District Council in accordance with the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1986 (as amended)).

As a result of the Coronavirus 2020 and the 2020 Regulations the election will now take place on 6 May 2021.

Summerfield and All Saints District Council

A vacancy has arisen in the office of District Councillor for ward number 21 of Summerfield and All Saints.

An election to fill the vacancy would normally be held within 35 days computed in accordance with Section 243(4) of the Act (as amended) after notice in writing has been given to the undersigned, by two local government electors for the area, pursuant to Section 89(1)(b) of the above Act.

As a result of the Coronavirus 2020 and the 2020 Regulations the election will now take place on 6 May 2021.

Coronavirus Act 2020

The government have issued some new regulations regarding elections/vacancies as a result of the Coronavirus Act 2020.

The new regulations provide that an election to fill a casual vacancy that would have taken place between the 16 March 2020 - 5 May 2021 will now take place on 6 May 2021, however a notice of vacancy must still be published in the usual way.

If a request to hold an election is received it cannot take place until 6 May 2021 as a result of the Coronavirus 2020 and the 2020 Regulations.