Friday, 30 September 2011

Election process begins after Morecambe Town Council chair resigns

Councillor Roger Plumb, who
recently resigned
Following the resignation of Morecambe Town Council's chairman, the process for filling the vacancy within the Westgate Ward of Morecambe Town Council will begin on 30th September 2011.

Councillor Roger Plumb, who recently resigned citing personal reasons, had been the Chairman of the Council since April 2010.

The Notice of Casual Vacancy will be published on Friday 30th September, which gives electors 14 days (not including Saturdays or Sundays) to write to the Returning Officer claiming an election to be held.

The written notice to the Returning Officer should be signed by 10 electors of the Westgate Ward and should be delivered to the Returning Officer no later than Thursday 20th October, 2011.

A by-election to fill the vacancy will only be held if such a written notice is made within the above timescales. If no such notice is given to the Returning Officer, the Town Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

The Address of the Returning Officer is: Lancaster City Council, Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ. For further information contact the Clerk to the Council on 01524 422929 or by email:

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