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Notice of Casual Vacancy

A vacancy for a local government councillor for the district ward of Thorpe Hamlet in the district of Norwich City Council.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy has arisen for a councillor for the Thorpe Hamlet Ward of Norwich City Council due to the resignation of Councillor Nigel Utton.

A by-election is only triggered by local government electors requesting a by-election to take place. This requires two local government electors within the Norwich City Council area giving notice in writing to the Proper Officer of the Council.

By virtue of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the by-election will not currently take place, and the vacancy will be held open until Thursday 6 May 2021, the date for the city council district elections.

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.

All requests for a by-election regarding this vacancy must be sent to the Proper Officer at the address below.

Dated 2 September 2020

Stephen Evans, Proper Officer, Norwich City Council, Room 205, City Hall, Norwich, NR2 1NH