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Notice of Vacancy Published for Ryhall and Casterton

Date Published: 09 July 2019
Rutland County Council

A Notice of Vacancy has been published for the Ryhall and Casterton Ward of Rutland County Council.

The vacancy has arisen because Mr Christopher Parsons has not met the deadline to formally accept his position as a County Councillor following May’s Local Government Elections.

“Mr Parsons has been a councillor for more than 20 years and has ensured the very best outcomes for Rutland’s residents.  He has been committed to serving his ward and served as Chair of this Council. The laws governing elections are very clear and do not allow any discretion in situations like this. It would not be appropriate for us to comment on behalf of Mr Parsons. All we can say is that, regrettably, the statutory deadline for submitting his acceptance of office has now passed and we are legally required to post a Notice of Vacancy for the seat.”
Helen Briggs, Chief Executive and Returning Officer

If a by-election is called, a further Notice of Election will be published to provide full details of the nomination process for prospective candidates.

The full Notice of Vacancy for Ryhall and Casterton Ward can be viewed on our County Councillor Vacancies page.

For more information, please contact our Elections Team: elections@rutland.gov.uk.


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