Local Elections - 4th May 2023 including Yapton Parish Council

Local Elections - 4th May 2023

What do Councillors do if elected

Raise matters that the Council can consider and formally decide to take action about at meetings

Attend Council meetings

Make informed contributions which influence the debate on the business that needs to be decided at those meetings

Participate in the Council's decision making process, which in itself is subject to strict rules and guidelines

Represent the Council externally

Key Points

  • A Councillor's normal term of office is 4 years
  • He/She is the holder of a Public Office and not a volunteer
  • They can receive expenses for their role
  • The main job of a councillor is to participate in the collective decision making processes of the Council
  • He/She has no authority to make decisions about Council business on their own.
  • A Local Council may arrange insurance cover to indemnify its councillors against liability resulting from them being representatives of the Council
  • A councillor's financial and certain other interests in Council business must be transparent
  • He/she is subject to obligations set out in the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council
  • Information about councillors is available in the Council's publication scheme
  • The first business of the Council's annual meeting is the election of its Chairman.
  • Most Councils appoint a Vice Chairman, but this is optional
  • The normal term of office for the Chairman and Vice Chair is one year.
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Arun District Council and Yapton Parish Council will be holding its 4-Yearly elections on the 4th May 2023.

The following is a summary of the key dates and process to be followed in connection with the election of 10 Parish Councillors to the Yapton Parish Council. If contested, the election will take place on the 4th May 2023 .

Nominations

The nominations period will run from Monday 20th March until not later than 4pm on Tuesday 4th April 2023.

Following close of Nominsation the Returning Officer will publish a Statement of Persons Nominated 

For Yapton Parish Council area those nominated are as follows in the 

Village Ward

NOTICE OF UNCONTESTED ELECTION
Election of Parish Councillors for
Yapton Parish Council –
Yapton Village Ward
on
Thursday 4 May 2023
I, being the Returning Officer at the above election, report that the persons whose names appear 
below were duly elected Parish Councillors for Yapton Parish Council - Yapton Village Ward.
Name of Candidate Home Address Description (if any)

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ANDREWS
Mark Theodore Briah
1 The Poplars, 
Church Road, 
Yapton, 
W. Sussex, 
BN18 0EI

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DAVIDGE
Rosemarie Anne
(address in Arun)

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GREENAN
Pippa
(address in Arun) Independent

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LOWNSBOROUGH
Dilys Christine
(address in Arun) Independent

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O`DELL
Michael James
(address in Arun)

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WORNE
Amanda
21 Giles Close, 
Yapton, 
Nr Arundel, 
BN18 0L

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Hoe Lane ward

NOTICE OF UNCONTESTED ELECTION

Election of a Parish Councillor for Yapton Parish Council – Hoe Lane Ward on Thursday 4 May 2023

I, James Hassett, being the Returning Officer at the above election, report that no candidates were nominated for Yapton Parish Council - Hoe Lane Ward

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this makes a grand total of 6 persons elected out of a possible 10 seats available.

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Notice of Election - to be published 20 March 2023

Tuesday 21st March 2023

1st date to deliver nomination papers to the Returning Officer at Arun District Council - Nominations must be delivered by hand within normal office hours

Tuesday 4th April 2023

Not later than 4pm - Deadline for the delivery of nomination papers to the Returning Officer at Arun District Council

Not later than 4pm Deadline for withdrawals of nomination 

Not later than 4pm - Deadline for Appointment of Election Agents

Publication of Notice of Election Agents

Publication of 1st interim Notice of Alteration to Register of Electors

Wednesday 5th April 2023

Statement of Persons Nominated published

Declaration of Uncontested Elections - published 5 April (only for uncontested parishes/parish wards)

Not later than 5pm - Deadline for new applications to vote by proxy (except for emergencies)

Monday 17th April 2023

Deadline for registration applications to vote in the election

Tuesday 18th April 2023

Not later than 5pm - Deadline for requests for new postal votes or to change or cancel an existing postal vote or proxy appointment

Tuesday 25th April 2023

Notice of Poll and Polling Stations to be published

Thursday 4th May – POLLING DAY - Hours of Poll 7am to 10pmA picture containing text, businesscard, screenshot

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  • The requirement to show photo ID at the polling station is a new rule, introduced by the UK Government’s Elections Act, which was passed last year.
  • From May, voters will need to show photo ID before voting in local council elections in England, parliamentary by-elections, and police and crime commissioner elections in England and Wales. From October 2023, photo ID will be needed at UK parliamentary general elections. It will not be a requirement at local elections in Scotland or Wales, or elections to the Scottish Parliament or Senedd. The requirement already exists in Northern Ireland.
  • Applications for the free ID, called the Voter Authority Certificate, are expected to open later this month. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is responsible for the online application portal (Opens in new window).
  • To apply for the Voter Authority Certificate, voters will need to provide a photo, full name, date of birth, the address at which they are registered to vote and their National Insurance number.
  • The Electoral Commission is responsible for ensuring voters are aware of the new voter ID requirement, and for supporting local authorities with the process, and we are available to answer questions related to the public awareness campaign.
  • The UK Government’s Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities is responsible for the new voter ID policy and for the free voter ID application system. Enquiries relating to the application system or the policy itself should be directed to the Department.
  • Returning Officers and their teams are responsible for implementing the voter ID policy at the local level.

Friday 5th May – VERIFICATION AND COUNT

Declarations of Result of Poll - to be published on 5th May 2023 once the result has been declared at the counting of the votes

Tuesday 9th / 10th May - Existing Councillors retire from Office – elected Councillors will take up their positions formally on the 10th May 2023