Councillor vacancies and by-elections

Armitage with Handsacre Parish Council 

A casual vacancy has arisen in the office of councillor for the parish of Armitage with Handsacre.

An election will be held to fill the vacancy, if requested by ten local government electors for the ward.

To request an election, you must send it to us in writing and must deliver it by 12 August 2020 to:

Returning Officer, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, WS13 6YU

If no election is requested, the vacancies will be filled by the parish council in accordance with the Local Elections (Parish and Communities) Rules 1986 (as amended).

Summerfield and All Saints District Councillor

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.

The 2020 Coronavirus Act 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. The vacancy will be held open until the by-election takes place.

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.