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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Vacancies for councillors

Vacancies on the Council have arisen for White Lee and Caldene wards following the resignation of Councillor Julia Gibson & Councillor Matthew Talbot.

No poll has been claimed within the advertised period and as such these posts will now be filled by the Town Council by co-option.

Elections for Hebden Royd Town Council are held every four years. The last election was in May 2011 when Labour overtook the Liberal Democrats to become the largest party. There have been no Green or Conservative Party candidates for the past two elections.

When a councillor resigns before the four years are completed, there is an opportunity for voters to demand a bye-election. If this doesn't happen within the required time, the council may co-opt people to become councillors.

For those wishing to be considered for co-option please submit a letter of application, stating clearly which ward you wish to stand for, include detail of residence and reasons for wishing to represent the people of Hebden Royd to the Town Clerk for presentation at the meeting of the Full Council on the 23rd October 2013.

Hebden Royd Town Council website