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Last updated on: 20-Jan-2021

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor Parish of Higham

Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Anne Carroll a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 9 February 2021 (14 days* after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to:

The Returning Officer
Civic Centre
Windmill Street
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 1AU

by 10 electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

By virtue 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.

Stuart Bobby - Returning Officer

*In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, day of a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving /mourning must be disregarded.

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor Parish of Higham

Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Amanda Mendzil a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 9 February 2021 (14 days* after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to:

The Returning Officer
Civic Centre
Windmill Street
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 1AU

by 10 electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

By virtue 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.

Stuart Bobby - Returning Officer

*In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, day of a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving /mourning must be disregarded.

Westcourt Ward

Due to the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and following advice received from the Cabinet Office, Gravesham Borough Council’s Returning Officer has made the decision to postpone the Westcourt ward by-election, which was due to take place on Thursday 16 April 2020.

This does not mean that the by-election is cancelled, it’s just postponed until it is safe to run again.

When conditions improve and social distancing measures are lifted, we will provide further information to electors on when this election will take place.

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