Notice Of Councillor Vacancy in Derby Ward Sefton
Notice is hereby given that due to the death of Cllr Carol Gustafson a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Derby ward.
A by election is only triggered by local government electors requesting a by election to take place.
This requires two local government electors within a principal local authority area (not just from the ward) giving notice to the Returning Officer in his capacity as proper officer for the authority.
Once the requests from the electors are received the polling day for the by-election must be set at the Returning Officer’s discretion for within 35 working days of the date of receipt of the requests.
There is no time limit for receipt of the requests, but, if requests are not received, the seat will remain vacant until the seat would normally be up for election.