Notice of Co-Option of Councillor Sep 2023 – East Ward

12th September 2023 in Council News, Councillor Vacancy, Penzance

A by-election for the casual vacancy in East Ward has not been requested to take place by residents so Penzance Council will now proceed to fill the vacancy by co-option

Applicants must satisfy one of the following qualification categories in order to be eligible to fill the vacancy:

(a)    Be registered as a local government elector for the Parish of Penzance;

(b)    Have, during the whole of the preceding twelve months, occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the Parish;

(c)    Have had their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months within the Parish;

(d)    Have, during the whole of the preceding twelve months, resided in the Parish or within 4.8km thereof.

An interactive map of the Penzance Parish Boundary and Wards is available on Cornwall Council’s website:

Alternatively, below is a static map of the Penzance Parish (click to enlarge):

How to apply

Any eligible person who wishes to be considered for co-option should write to the Town Clerk at the address below, providing their address and contact details, stating the reasons they wish to be considered for co-option and providing any relevant experience they might have, by no later than 5:00pm on Friday 6 October 2023.

Applications will then be considered at an Extraordinary Penzance Council meeting, on a date to be arranged, with an opportunity for each candidate to provide a five minute verbal presentation. Any information provided by candidates, excluding personal contact details, will appear in the public domain as a part of the Agenda for the meeting.

James Hardy – Town Clerk

Penzance Council

Penlee Centre

Penlee Park



TR18 4HE

Tel: 01736 363405 | Email: [email protected]

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