Hounslow Council

Elections and Voting

Notice of Casual Vacancy

A Local Government Councillor for Cranford Ward in the London Borough of Hounslow

1. Casual Vacancy

Following the death of Councillor Sohan Sangha a Casual Vacancy has arisen for a Councillor for Cranford Ward.

A casual vacancy is usually filled by means of a by-election to elect a new member to fill the vacant seat on the council.

2. Requesting a by-election

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 London Borough of Hounslow (not just from the Cranford Ward) giving notice to the proper officer of the authority.

3. Discretion on holding a by-election

Once the requests from the electors are received the polling day for the by-election must be set at the Returning Officer’s discretion for within 35 working days of the date of receipt of the requests. There is no time limit for receipt of the requests, but, if requests are not received, the seat will remain vacant until the seat would normally be up for election.

All requests for a by-election regarding this Casual Vacancy must be sent to the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN.

Dated: 17 November 2015

Mary Harpley

Returning Officer