Parish Councillor Vacancy July 2020


Following the resignation of Councillor M Southgate, there is a vacancy on Compton & Shawford Parish Council.

Any request for an election by ballot must be made in writing by ten electors of the parish within 14 days (excluding bank holidays, any day appointed for public thanksgiving, Saturdays and Sundays) from 10 July 2020.

The request should be sent to:

The Returning Officer,
Winchester City Council,
City Offices,
Colebrook Street,
Winchester, SO23 9LJ

Telephone: 01962 828264

Gwen Heywood-Waddington
10 July 2020

Notes: In compliance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, the “Parish Councillor Vacancy July 2020” notice above also appears on the Parish Council noticeboards.

There is no standard form for the request. You have to put it in writing, with the signatures of ten electors from the parish, and make sure that the returning officer receives it within 14 working days of the date of the notice. If you have any questions, you should check with the returning officer.

If there is no request by ten electors for a by-election, the Parish Council will seek to fill the vacancy by co-option.

See the Becoming a Councillor web page and the Council’s Casual Vacancy and Co-option Process document.