Town Council Elections - 4th May 2023
Notice of Election for Ward Councillor - Herefordshire Council
Notice of Election for Town/Parish Councillor - Kington Town Council
On May 4th 2023, elections will be held for all Town and Parish Councils in Herefordshire. There will be a total of 15 vacancies for the role of Town Councillor for Kington Town Council. If 16 or more candidates put themselves forward for election, there will be a public vote. If 15 or less candidates put themselves forward, all candidates will be deemed to be automatically elected to the Town Council.
To stand for election 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, 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 in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
b. You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish area 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 area.
d. You have lived in the parish area or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
Nomination packs are available from the Town Clerk or can be obtained from the Elections Office of Herefordshire Council or can be requested online at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/forthcomingelections. . You will need two sponsors/supporters to support your application and your supporters will need to also reside within the Parish and be on the electors roll. You will also need someone to witness your application.
Your completed nomination pack must be hand delivered either to the Elections Office in Hereford no later than 4pm on 4th April or can be hand delivered to any one of several special collection sessions which are being held on specified dates in the Market Towns. For Kington, these sessions will be between 10.00am and 4.00pm on March 14th and 21st in Kington Library. Elections staff will check your forms and ensure all are correctly completed. There can be no extension to this deadline for any reason