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-
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.
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;
(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