Notice Under Local Government Act 1972 (Section 87(2)) VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Madeley Parish Council following the resignation on 3rd September 2019 of Steven Jones. Rule 5(2) of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 now applies. The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the Parish in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy . That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules , of the date of this notice. The fourteen day period ends on Tuesday 8th October 2019 What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time? Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy. The Returning Officer’s address is: Electoral Services, Castle House, Barracks Road, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 1BL The telephone number for further guidance is 01782 717717 This notice is dated 18th September 2019 Janet Simpson. Clerk, Madeley Parish Council, 10, Freebridge Close, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. ST3 5XQ

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