Current vacancies and by-elections

Town council vacancies

Current town council vacancies

There are no current town councillor vacancies.


For a by-election to be held to fill a town councillor vacancy, ten registered voters from the relevant town ward must make request in writing.
The request must:

  • contain a list of 10 signatures from registered local voters for the relevant town ward
  • be made within 14 days of the notice of vacancy  (not including Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday)
  • be delivered to the address of the Returning Officer at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1BL

If a request is received for a town council by-election, further details will be provided on the elections webpage.

Vacancies where no election is requested will be removed from this page approximately two months after the publication date of the original vacancy notice.

If an election is requested, when both the notice of election has expired and the deadline for withdrawals has passed, a poll will only be held if there are more candidates than seats available.

Any town council polls must take place within 60 'computed days' from the date of the notice of vacancy. Saturdays, Sundays and any other non-working days are not included in the 60 day period.