Local Elections 2nd May 2019

Local Elections 2 May 2019 – standing for Parish Councillor

Our Local Elections are due on Thursday 2nd May 2019, across all of Dorset Local Councils and of course it includes our Parish Council in Leigh. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in helping the local community.  At these 4 yearly elections, all current Councillors must stand down (but may offer themselves for re-election if wishing to continue).  So there are seven vacancies that will need to be filled at this election.

Anyone interested in becoming a Parish Councillor should email the Parish Clerk on ku.vo1552937303g.ctp1552937303a-tes1552937303rod@h1552937303giel1552937303 to find out what is involved and if it is for you.

Nomination packs for potential candidates are available on the Dorset for You, through https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/councillors-committees-elections/elections-and-voting/current-elections-and-referendums/dorset-council-area-elections-referendums-and-local-polls.aspx and it is indicated which forms should be completed for a nomination to the Parish Council.

If you wish to stand, completed nomination papers must be submitted to the Returning Officer in Dorchester before the deadline of 4pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019. Note that these nomination forms must be delivered by hand – by law, they cannot be accepted if they arrive in the post.   Dorset CC is operating an appointments system to receive nomination papers and the timetable showing where and when appointments can be made is on their webpage.