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Councillor Vacancy

There is currently a vacancy on Leigh-on-Sea Town Council for the Highlands 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.

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 or by emailing council@leighonseatowncouncil.gov.uk. In the application, please identify any particular interests, qualifications or relevant experience and confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria.

For further details about the co-option process and what it means to be a Councillor, please refer to our website - http://www.leighonseatowncouncil.gov.uk/the-council or contact the Town Clerk, Helen Symmons.

The closing date for applications is Friday 16th August and candidates are asked to attend a meeting of Council on Tuesday 17thSeptember at 7.30 p.m. where the co-option procedure will be on the agenda.