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Notice of vacancy available to be filled by co-option following a scheduled election

Following the scheduled election of 4/5/23, Tur Langton Parish Council has one seat vacant.  The Parish Council intends to co-opt to fill this vacancy and invites applications from interested persons.

Could this be you? Are you interested in serving your local community?

For more information about being a Parish Councillor please see the links below.

Who can be a Parish Councillor?

A person is qualified  to be a councillor if they are British, A Commonwealth National, Irish or European Union citizen and  they are 18 or over. In addition, the person must meet at least one of the following criteria

  1. On the relevant day and thereafter they continue to be on the electoral register for the parish, or

  2. During the whole of the twelve months before that day they have owned or tenanted land or premises in the parish, or

  3. During the whole of the twelve months before that day their principal or only place of work has been in the parish, or

  4. During the whole of the twelve months before that day they have resided in the parish or within three miles of it.

Except for qualification (1), these qualifications then continue for the full term of office, until the next ordinary elections.

Certain people are disqualified from standing, and these include paid officers (including the Clerks) of the council, bankrupts and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.

How to apply


If you are interested please send a short letter explaining why you should be considered for the vacancy and highlighting the skills and experience you can bring to the role, along with the completed Eligibility Checklist (which can be downloaded from this link or is available from the clerk).  Link - Eligibility Checklist

Candidates may also be requested to address the council at its meeting on 23rd May 2023. 

This notice of vacancy should be read in conjunction with the following documents:

The closing date for applications is 16/5/23.  All applications should be sent to the clerk by email to or to 56, Naseby Way, Great Glen. Leicester. LE8 9GS.  Please see the links below or contact the clerk if you would like more information.

Applications received by the closing date will be considered at the meeting of the council on 23/5/23.

Information about Parish Councils and being a Parish Councillor

The Good Councillor Guide

It takes all sorts

Power to the People - What are local councils?

Being a local Councillor - What's it all about

Local Councils - what do they do?

Electoral Commission Website


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