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Town and Community Council Elections: Thursday 4 May 2017

Notice of Election Thursday 4 May 2017

Statement as to Persons Nominated

Town and Community Councils: Notice of Poll

Town and Community Councils: Notice of Uncontested Election

 

There are 34 town and community councils in Flintshire. They have a powerful voice to represent local people.  Please click on the link below for a list of Community and Town Councils and contact details of their Clerks.

Town and Community Councils: Flintshire

For more general information on the role we would recommend that you access the following guide:-

Community and Town Councils and the role of Local Councillors pdf

Am I eligible?

To stand as a candidate at a town/community election in Wales you must be eligible, and, at the appropriate time you must complete a set of nomination papers.

To be elected as a councillor you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age or over at the date of nomination
  • 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 for qualifications:

  1. You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the town/community in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards
  2. You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the town/community area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
  3. 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 town/community area.
  4. You have lived in the town/community 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.

 You cannot stand as a candidate if any of the following applies to you:

You are employed by the town/community council or hold a paid office under the town/community council (including joint boards or committees).

  1. You are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order. For   more information.
  2. You have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more (including a suspended sentence), without the option of a fine, during the five years before polling day.
  3. You have been disqualified under the Representation of the People Act 1983 (which covers corrupt or illegal electoral practices and offences relating to donations). The disqualification for an illegal practice begins from the date the person has been reported guilty by an election court or convicted and lasts for three years. The disqualification for a corrupt practice begins from the date a person has been reported guilty by an election court or convicted and lasts for five years.

A person may also be disqualified from election if they have been disqualified from standing for election to a local authority following a decision of the First-tier Tribunal (formerly the Adjudication Panel for England) or the Adjudication Panel for Wales.

Prospective candidates are advised to consult the relevant legislation to ensure that none of the disqualifications apply.

How to stand for election

The following guidance and resources are available:-.

Click here for the 2017 timetable for the local government elections

Part 1 - Can you stand for election?

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/141798/Part-1-Can-you-stand-for-election-P-and-C.pdf

Part 2a - Standing as an independent candidate

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/141799/Part-2a-Standing-as-an-independent-candidate-P-and-C.pdf

Part 2b - Standing as a party candidate

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/141802/Part-2b-Standing-as-a-party-candidate-P-and-C.pdf

Part 3 – Candidate Spending

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/146661/Candidate-spending-at-parish-and-community-elections-in-England-and-Wales.pdf

Part 4 - The campaign

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/141803/Part-4-The-campaign-P-and-C.pdf

Part 5 - Your right to attend key electoral events

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/141804/Part-5-Your-right-to-attend-key-electoral-events-P-and-C.pdf

Part 6 - After the declaration of result

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/141805/Part-6-After-the-declaration-of-results-P-and-C.pdf

It is recommended that you read all parts of the guidance.

The Notice of Election for Flintshire will be published on Friday 17 March 2017 and the nomination period will commence on Monday 20 March until 4pm on Tuesday 4 April.

You can request a nomination pack by submitting an enquiry

For further information please contact the elections team on 01352 702329 or email elections@flintshire.gov.uk 

Local Election Candidates Survey

Every local authority is required to conduct a survey of candidates at each local government election so we can measure the progress being made although no candidate is obliged to provide any information.

 For this election, the Local Government Data Unit ~ Wales (Data Unit Wales) will conduct the survey on behalf of local authorities in Wales. The data they collect will then be provided to each local authority and the Welsh Government. A report will be published based on the results.

For more information and to complete the survey go to:

www.election.cymru/flintshire