Councillor vacancies and by-elections

Mavesyn Ridware Parish Council

Two casual vacancies have arisen in the office of councillor for the parish of Mavesyn Ridware.

An election will be held to fill the vacancies, 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 23 July 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).

Armitage with Handscare 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 20 July 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).

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.