Nocton Parish Council By-Election - 16 December 2021

By-election for Nocton Parish Council 

There are three vacancies in Nocton Parish Council and an election has been called for all. If contested (i.e. if more than three candidates stand), the election will take place on Thursday 16 December 2021. If no nominations are received by 4pm on 19 November 2021 a new election date will be set and further details will be posted on this page in due course.

Notice of Election

The Notice of Election publicises the election that is to be held and the timetable, including the date by which prospective candidates must submit a nomination paper. This will be available on the downloads tab from 11 November. 

Candidates

If you intend to stand as a candidate you must complete a nomination paper, consent to nomination and any other relevant forms contained in the candidate’s nomination pack. A nomination pack is available from Electoral Services or can be downloaded from this webpage. Nomination papers are also available on the Electoral Commission’s guidance and resources webpages.

These must be completed and hand delivered to the Returning Officer by the candidate or their representative no later than 4pm Friday 19 November 2021. 

Anyone considering standing as a candidate is strongly advised to read the Electoral Commission’s guidance and resources before submitting a nomination.

Many people choose to stand in local elections as a representative of a political party, but individuals can stand in their own right as an ‘independent’.  To stand as a Parish Councillor you must:

  • be at least 18 years old 
  • be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the European Union 
  • be nominated and seconded by two electors from the parish of Nocton 
  • and meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
    • a) You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish from the day of your nomination onwards. 
    • b) You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election. 
    • c) Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish. 
    • d) You have lived in the parish or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election. 

If you are interested in standing as a candidate and would like some advice or information, then, please contact Electoral Services on 01529 308352 or email elections@n-kesteven.gov.uk

Nominations

Nominations must be completed and submitted to the Returning Officer by 4pm Friday 19 November 2021.  Nominations may be submitted between 10am – 4pm on any working day from Thursday 11 November to Friday 19 November 2021. 

Delivery of the nomination paper, home address form and consent to nomination must be by hand, and can be by the candidate or their representative. Whilst the other necessary documents may be sent by post it is clearly desirable for all documentation to be delivered with the nomination if at all possible.

Due to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Council Offices are currently closed to the public.  You will need to make an appointment to submit your formal nomination paper and anyone arriving without an appointment may be required to wait until a free time slot becomes available. Appointments can be arranged by calling 01529 308352 or emailing elections@n-kesteven.gov.uk

It is also strongly recommended that you try to organise the submission of the nomination ahead of the last day if at all possible.

Close of nominations

The Returning Officer is required to publish a Statement of Persons Nominated after the close of nominations and by no later than 4pm on Monday 22 November 2021 (this will be added to the downloads tab when available). If no nominations are received an Uncontested Election Notice will instead be published on this page. 

Please Note: The candidates for the election will not be known until this time. We do not have any details or information about any candidates standing for this election.  It is the responsibility of candidates to provide and circulate their own election material as part of their election campaign.