Local Government Act 1972
Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Royton North Ward
Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972.
Notice is hereby given:
- That a vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Royton North Ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, due to the disqualification of Councillor James Larkin for failure to attend meetings for a period of six months.
- As this vacancy has occurred within six months before the day on which the councillor would normally have retired, no election will be held in accordance with Section 89(3) of the Local Government Act 1972. The seat will be filled at the next ordinary election on 6 May 2021.
By virtue of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the election will not currently take place, and the vacancy will be held open until the election takes place. The 2020 regulations provide for the election to take place on the date for the Ordinary Election of Councillors due to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances. Any Election that is in due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.
Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE.