Vacancy for Councillor


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the parish of Much Wenlock following the resignation on 8thSeptember 2019 of Councillor Graham Edgcumbe Venning.

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.*  The 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 27thSeptember 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 Town 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, Shropshire Council,

Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND


The telephone number for further guidance is 0345 678 9015


This notice is dated:      

 9thSeptember 2019

Issued by:                                                  

Trudi Barrett BA (Hons)

Town Clerk

Casual vacancy Sept 2019



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