Applications are sought from qualified persons who are interested in being considered for co-option to fill a vacancy.
To be qualified to stand for co-option persons must be a Commonwealth citizen, or citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or a citizen of another Member State of the European Community and be aged 18 years or over.
To qualify for co-option as a Parish Councillor applicants must: -
Be a local government elector for the parish, or
Be an occupier (owner or tenant) of land or premises in the parish for the previous twelve months, or
Have their place of work in the parish for the previous twelve months, or
Have resided within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) of the parish boundary for the previous twelve months.
Please note that under Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 a person is disqualified from being elected as a Local Councillor or being a member of a Local Council if he/she:
Holds any paid office or employment of the local council (other than the office of Chairman) or a joint committee on which the Council is represented; or
Is a person who has been adjudged bankrupt or as made a composition or arrangement with his/her creditors (but see below); or
Has within five years before the day of election, or since his/her election, been convicted in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man of any offence and has been sentenced to imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for not less than three months without the option of a fine; or
Is otherwise disqualified under Part iii of the representation of the People Act 1983 for corrupt or illegal practices.
This disqualification for bankruptcy ceases in the following circumstances:-
If the bankruptcy is annulled on the grounds that either the person ought not to have been adjudged bankrupt or that his/her debts have been fully discharged;
If the person is discharged with a certificate that the bankruptcy was caused by misfortune without misconduct on his/her part;
If the person is discharged without such a certificate.
Please send a brief synopsis about yourself, reason for wishing to be a councillor, previous community/council work, other skills that you can bring to the council career, interests, etc.
Electoral Area Number of Parish Councillors to be elected Sutton-in-Craven Nine
1. Forms of nomination for the Parish Election may be obtained from Clerk to Parish Council or 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.
2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ on any working day after the date of this notice between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, but no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019
3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.
4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Friday 12 April 2019. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ by 5 pm on Monday, 15th April 2019.
6. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ by 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019.
7. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ by 5 pm on Thursday, 2nd May 2019. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019