This CPALC (Communities, Parish and Local Councils) Best Practice Guide (BPG) is aimed at

  • electors who may wish to become parish councillors
  • parish clerks who must administer the process
  • Parish Council Chairman who may have to manage the voting process if the casual vacancy is being filled by co-opting an elector

 

A casual vacancy is a declaration by the council that a seat on the council has become vacant.

 

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The risks

Background

Process

Notice of a casual vacancy

Electors “calling” an election

No election using the power to co-opt a councillor

 

This guide is indicative and is not definitive.

Professional advice should always be sought where and when appropriate.

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