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Co-option

Between the four-yearly elections, if a vacancy occurs on the Parish Council, there is a set process that is followed to determine if an election needs to be held or if the vacant post can be filled by co-option.

A vacancy arises on the Parish Council after:

  • a Councillor’s resignation
  • death of a Councillor
  • disqualification of a Councillor
  • failure of a Councillor to remain qualified

When this occurs a Casual Vacancy occurs.

The process for filling a casual vacancy is laid out in our Co-option Policy (Casual Vacancy), which can be found below