There is currently a vacancy on Leigh-on-Sea Town Council for the Herschell Ward and as the time limit has passed for electors in that ward to call an election, the vacancy will now be filled by co-option at a Council meeting.
The co-opted Councillor will serve until the next ordinary election in May 2023.
Any person over 18 who is a citizen of the UK, the EU or the Commonwealth can be a Councillor if they are an elector in, work in, live in or live within 3 miles of the Town Council boundary during the 12 months preceding the day of their nomination. There are no other qualifications to being a Councillor other than having a keen interest for our community and the town and being available for Council meetings which take place on Tuesday evenings.
Anyone who is interested is invited to apply, in writing, to the Town Clerk, Leigh-on-Sea Town Council, 71-73 Elm Road, SS9 1SP. In the application, please identify any particular interests, qualifications or relevant experience and confirm that you meet the criteria for eligibility and are not disqualified to be a member of the Council.
For further details about the co-option process and what it means to be a Councillor, please refer to http://www.leighonseatowncouncil.gov.uk/the-council or contact the Town Clerk – email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is Friday 5th June and candidates will be asked to attend a meeting of Council when they recommence where the co-option procedure will be on the Agenda.
Elections to be a Councillor on Leigh-on-Sea Town Council take place every four years (unless a casual vacancy arises during this time). The next election is May 2023.
Leigh-on-Sea Town Council is the most local part of our democratic system and the closest to the public. You can play a part in aiding the Council run to the best of its capabilities:
"Being a councillor is a team game, and we all need to play our part. But remembering that we are there to represent our community- and so finding as many ways as possible to listen to their views, seizing every opportunity to meet them, being honest about what we can and what we can’t do – is probably the most important of all. "