Notice of vacancy for Skelton district ward

In Eden District Council for the office of councillor

Notice is given in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that a casual vacancy exists in the office of councillor for the Skelton ward of Eden District. A request for an election to fill the vacancy must be made in writing, and signed by two electors for the district ward or electoral area, to the returning officer at the address below.

Where a valid request is received for a by-election by the Proper Officer then under the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Local Government and Police and Crime (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the by-election will not currently take place, and the vacancy will be held open until the by-election takes place. The 2020 regulations provide for the by-election to take place on the date for the Ordinary Elections of Councillors due to held on Thursday 6 May 2021.  However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depend on upon circumstances. Any election that is in due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.

Dated: 02 December 2020.