Notice of a Local By Election in the West Ward of Bollington Town Council
Notice of a local by election in the West Ward of Bollington Town Council.
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The vacancy results from the sad death of Cllr Graham Hibbert and will take place on Thursday 1st November 2018.
If you wish to be a candidate for this vacancy you can obtain a candidates pack from Bollington Town Hall or Cheshire East Council's Customer Centre in the Market Place Macclesfield from Thurday 27th September.
Please note that all candidates must have submitted their nomination papers to Cheshire East Council's Returning Officer at the Macclesfield Customer Centre by-hand before 4pm on Friday 5th October (click on the adjacent Notice of Election to see all the details
Click on this link to see where West Ward is
To be eligible to stand for the election to the Town Council you must be at least 18 years old, a british citizen, an eligible Comonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other state of the European Union, and meet the following four qualifications.
Your name must appear on the register of local government electors at the time of your nomination and throughout your term of office should you be elected.
You have occupied any land or other premises as owner or tenant in the Town during 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the Town.
You do not have to have paid employment to qualify, as long as your main or only place of work is in the Town. For Example, Councillors who’s main or only job is being a councillor would be able to use this qualification, if their council office is within the parish/community.
You have lived in Bollington or within three miles of it during 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election . You do not have to live in West Ward to represent the Ward.
You may be disqualified as a candidate if:
You are employed by the parish/community council or hold a paid office under the parish/community council (including joint boards or committees).
You have been declared bankrupt in the last five years and have not repaid your debts.
You have been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to at least three months imprisonment (including any suspended sentence) within the previous five years.
You are disqualified due to corrupt practices under the Representation of the People Act 1983 or the Audit Commission Act.
For more information relating to these qualifications, please see the Electoral Commission’s Guidance.
For information on the Application Process see The Application Guidance
If you wish to discuss the role of being a Town Councillor you can call the Town Hall and discuss the matter with David Naylor the Town Clerk 01625 572985.
You can also rclick on this link to rread The Good Councillor Guide