6 December: As the official notice period expired without an election being formally requested, the Parish Council was able to fill the two vacancies by co-option.
In an election year when, at the May 2012 election, there had been only eight candidates for the nine seats on the Council, it was especially pleasing that four excellent candidates had volunteered for co-option.
As required, the matter was put to the vote, at a specially convened meeting of all Councillors, immediately preceding the Parish Council meeting on 4 December 2012.
Once the Chairman confirmed that all candidates had been informed of the result, details were published here.
This is the official notice of two vacancies on the Parish Council, which was posted on Parish Council noticeboards on 4 October 2012. For more information, see Becoming a Councillor
Compton and Shawford Parish Council
CASUAL VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR
- There are two vacancies on Compton & Shawford Parish Council.
- A by-election to fill the vacancies will be held if, within 14 days (not counting a Saturday or Sunday) from the date below, ten electors for the parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer.
- The Address of the Returning Officer is: City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LJ
- If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.