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Councillor vacancies

Grantham Barrowby Electoral Division of Lincolnshire County Council and countermanded elections for Market and West Deeping district council Ward and Market Deeping Town Council

A vacancy has arisen for the Grantham Barrowby Division of Lincolnshire County Council.

Further information can be obtained from Electoral Services on 01476 406080 or by email


Following the death of Councillor Reg Howard who was a candidate for the Market and West Deeping District Council Ward and Market Deeping Town Council and the countermanding of those elections on 7 May 2015, the countermanded election for those areas will be held on Thursday 25 June 2015. Notices of Election for these elections can be viewed below:

District Council Elections

The next elections for district council seats will take place in May 2015.

Parish/Town Council Elections

Elections for the parishes in the district of South Kesteven will take place in May 2015.

Casual Vacancies

By-elections can occur in any district ward or parish at any time if a serving councillor resigns, dies or is disqualified, creating a casual vacancy. If a casual vacancy arises, the relevant council must publish a Notice of Vacancy.

If the Councillors term of office was due to end in less than six months, an election cannot be held until the scheduled elections in May.

If the remainder of the Councillor's term of office was longer than six months, a certain number of electors can submit a written request to the Returning Officer, as below:

If a request is received for an election to be held, the "Notice of Election" will be published on this webpage. The Notice will show the deadlines for receipt of:

Candidates' nomination packs, postal/proxy application forms, and further guidance on vacancies are all available from:

Electoral Services, South Kesteven District Council, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham, Lincs NG31 6PZ

Tel. 01476 40 60 80

Following the expiry of the Notice of Election and the deadline for withdrawals, a poll will only be held if there are more candidates than seats available.

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