Thursday, 12 March 2015

Could you be Launceston's next town councillor? - UPDATED

Launceston town council is looking for a new member following the resignation of Maurice Davey. Maurice represented the Central ward.

The town council consists of 16 members (I'm one), in three wards. There are seven for Central, which I also represent on Cornwall Council, seven for South and two for the much smaller North. There were currently two members elected with a party label in 2013, but it is fair to say that the work of the council is wholly non-partisan.

The vacancy will be advertised and if ten electors call for an election then a full public vote will be held, probably at the end of June. If there is no call for an election then there will be a co-option with interested parties able to make their case to the current councillors who will vote on the new member.

If you think that you might be interested in becoming a councillor, the first point of contact should be the council clerk Rita Skinner -

UPDATE: Susan Roberts Alfar has also resigned from the council. Susan represented South ward.

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