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KINGS NYMPTON PARISH COUNCIL

PARISH COUNCILOR VACANCY

CO-OPTION January/May 2019

Following the resignation of Councillor Paul McKenna from the Parish Council, a vacancy has arisen. Would interested parties wishing to be considered please contact Adrian Lake Chair or Derek Atkinson Clerk as follows-

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Qualifications  for  Candidature

To be qualified to be elected a member of a parish council a person must be 21 years of age or over, and a British subject or citizen of the Republic of  Ireland, and either:-

(i) be a local government elector of the parish, or

(ii) have during the whole of the twelve months preceding the day on which they are nominated as a candidate occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish; or

(iii) their principal or only place of work in the twelve months preceding the day on which they are nominated as a candidate have been in the area of the parish; or

(iv) have resided either in the parish or within 3 miles thereof during the whole of the 12 months preceding the day on which they are nominated as a candidate.

Disqualifications

There are certain disqualifications for election, of which the main ( see S. 80 of the Local Government Act 1972) are:-

(a) holding a paid office under the local authority;

(b) bankruptcy;

(c) having been sentenced to a term of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) of not less than three months, without the option of a fine during the five years preceding the election; and

(d) being disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt or illegal practices.

Please give consideration to this important and rewarding role in the Parish