Skipton Town Council

CASUAL VACANCY for the position of TOWN COUNCILLOR in SKIPTON WEST WARD

A Casual Vacancy has arisen on Skipton Town Council, following the recent resignation of a Councillor.

The vacancy is in Skipton West Ward – which covers parts of the town including Burnside, Carleton Park and the Broughton Road area.

The Council now needs to fill the vacancy.

Under current Coronavirus regulations no elections of any kind can be held until May 2021. However, a by-election will still need to be held to fill the vacancy if a written request for such an election is received by the Returning Officer at Craven District Council within fourteen working days of 15th June - the day on which the vacancy was formally declared.

The written request must be signed by at least ten people living in Skipton WEST WARD. Their names must appear on the current Electoral Register for the WEST WARD.

If a request is received, the seat on the Council will be held vacant until elections are allowed to recommence next May.

If no request for a by-election is received, the Town Council will fill the vacancy by co-opting a new Member onto the Council.

Should this happen, the Council will invite interested persons to put their name forward for possible co-option.

Further information will appear here in due course.


NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY - SKIPTON WEST WARD