The countdown to two by-elections for Knutsford Town Council has officially commenced with the publication of the formal notice of election.
The elections, which if contested will both be held on Thursday May 6th, were called following the resignation of Katherine Fletcher in April 2020 (Nether Ward) and the death of Barbara Hamilton Coan in November (Bexton Ward). The elected councillors will serve until the next full elections in May 2023.
Those vying for election can download nomination papers from the Electoral Commission website or from Macclesfield Town Hall and candidates now have until 4pm on Thursday 8th April to hand-deliver their nomination papers to the Returning Officer at Macclesfield Town Hall.
Candidates need a proposer and seconder living in the ward in which they are standing and must phone 01270 685922 to make an appointment to deliver completed nomination papers.
Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Green said “This is your opportunity to put yourself forward to represent the community and help direct the work of the town council. We will provide all the training and guidance that new councillors need, and councils are strongest with a diverse membership, so please don’t think that being a councillor is not for you.”
Unlike borough councillors, town councillors do not receive an allowance and freely give their time in service to the community.
Residents who are not yet registered to vote in the by-elections, which take place the same day as elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner, have until 19th April to apply – applications can be made online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Applications for postal or proxy votes must be made by 5pm on Tuesday 20th April