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Sturminster Newton Town Council - vacancy in office of councillor - date of notice 8 February 2021

Notice of vacancy in office of councillor

Sturminster Newton Town Council

Notice is hereby given

Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Stephen Bevis has ceased to be a Member of the Town Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Town.

If within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 26 February 2021), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is received by the Returning Officer, either by email, elections@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk, or by post, to South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ by TEN electors for the Town, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, a poll will take place on the 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020.

The Government has indicated that the situation will be kept under review, and any further amendments to the election date will be advised.

Dated 8 February 2021

Mal Derricott

Interim Town Clerk to Sturminster Newton Council

*In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or day appointed for thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.  

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