residents request election in Highbridge to pick town councillor
residents look set to go to the polls later this autumn to elect
a new town councillor.
reported earlier this month that a vacancy had arisen following
of Cllr Dawn Malloy for personal reasons.
District Council spokeswoman Claaire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com
this week: "We were informed by Burnham and Highbridge Town
Council that there had been a resignation in the Highbridge Parish
had to advertise the vacancy, giving 14 working days form the
date that the notice of vacancy was signed for. We received 10
signatures to request an election."
next step is to choose an election date which will be set within
60 working days of the date of the notice of the vacancy and at
the discretion of the Returning Officer and to publish a notice
of election which will officially start the process of being able
to accept nomination papers."
would only be an election if we received more nomination papers
than there are vacancies, in this instance more than one. If we
dont then that person would be duly elected."