Current councillor vacancies
We'll advertise vacancies as soon as the notice is received from the relevant clerk.
Vacancies on unitary, town and parish councils crop up throughout the year.Take a look at the current list of vacancies »
If anyone wishes to call a by-election for a town or parish by-election, Shropshire Council’s Returning Officer must be presented with a list of 10 signatures from registered local electors for the relevant area. To assist, we have produced a form for electors to complete.
For unitary vacancies, Shropshire Council’s Returning Officer must receive signatures from two registered electors, and the relevant form is available to download.
If no election is called, information regarding the vacancy will remain accessible for approximately two months from the date of the original notice to advise of the current situation.
In the event of a by-election being held, when both the notice of election has expired and the deadline for withdrawals has passed, a poll will only be held if there are more candidates than seats available. For town and parish vacancies, if there is to be a poll, it must take place within 60 "computed days" from the date of the notice of vacancy. That means that Saturdays, Sundays and any other non-working days are not included in the 60 day period.
All election results will be published as soon as practicable after the announcement of the result, or after the deadline for withdrawal of candidature, in the case of an uncontested election.