This best practice guide is for town and parish councillors, parish clerks and residents who wish to know more about how a town or parish councillor resigns.

The guide covers those matters which the clerk as proper officer must undertake.


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How must a town or parish councillor resign?

To whom must a councillor resign?

When is a councillor resignation effective?

What happens next?

Resignation of the Council Chairman

Other matters


This guide also covers other matters that may need to be considered when the parish chairman, vice chairman or other councillor resigns.

This guide does not cover the casual vacancy or co-option process which is covered in BPG 14 A CPALC Best Practice Guide to Casual Vacancies and Co-option

This is a practical guide and check list it is not an all encompassing guide as each and every council has different requirements.


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