HEDON TOWN COUNCIL have posted Notice of the vacancies on the council caused by the resignations.
The Notice stipulates that a by-election will be held if 10 electors give notice in writing to the Chief Executive’s Office of the East Riding Council claiming such an election.
An election needs to be claimed by Monday 9th December 2013.
An idea borrowed from community activists in Preston when successfully claiming an election is to email the following to the East Riding Council:
(Add Your FULL name & address in Hedon)
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
East Riding of Yorkshire
(Add Date: )
Dear Ms Sedman
Re: Vacancies for Hedon Town Councillors.
I would like to submit this request that the above vacancy is filled by an election.
(Add Your name)
Please confirm by return e-mail that this request has been received and is acceptable.
E-mail this request to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can write a letter, sign it and send, to:
The Chief Executive of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council
If those requesting an election could indicate on the Hedon Blog that they have done so, then this would be helpful in recording the number of requests sent to the East Riding Council.
UPDATE 22nd November 2013 based on advice from Mathew Buckley Head of Legal and Democratic Services at East Riding Council.
Please note, while it now seems very likely that enough residents will claim an election, a CONTESTED election will only take place if enough candidates are found (i.e. at least three) to compete for the TWO SEATS available.
If three people or more stand there will be a poll held with people able to vote; if only two stand they will automatically join the council and deemed to have been elected.