Councillor vacancies and by-elections

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.