Isle of Wight Council

Elections Management

Parish and Town Council Vacancies

Details of all known Parish and Town Council Vacancies will be posted here as and when the Proper Officer is notified of them. Updates to original postings will be added below the original post, and details will be removed after six months.

Arreton Parish Council

24th October 2022: Two vacancies have occurred on Arreton Parish Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Parish to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancies to be filled by means of an election is Thursday 10th November 2022. If the required number of requests are not received then the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancies by means of co-option.

11th November 2022: The Proper Officer did not receive sufficient requests for a by-election to be held, so the Parish Council will fill the vacancies by co-option.

Bembridge Parish Council

7th November 2022: A vacancy has occurred in the Bembridge North Ward of Bembridge Parish Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Ward to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Friday 25th November 2022. If the required number of requests are not received then the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

28th November 2022: The Proper Officer did not receive sufficient requests for a by-election to be held, so the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Brading Town Council

29th September 2022: Two vacancies have occurred on Brading Town Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Parish to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancies to be filled by means of an election is Tuesday 18th October 2022. If the required number of requests are not received then the Town Council will proceed to fill the vacancies by means of co-option.

18th October 2022: The Proper Officer has received the required number of requests for the vacancies to be filled by means of an election. Two candidates were nominated, and the election was therefore uncontested.

Brighstone Parish Council

14th October 2022: A vacancy has occurred in the Brighstone Ward of Brighstone Parish Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Ward to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Thursday 3rd November 2022. If the required number of requests are not received then the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

4th November 2022: The Proper Officer did not receive sufficient requests for a by-election to be held, so the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Chillerton and Gatcombe Parish Council

23rd December 2022: A vacancy has occurred on Chillerton and Gatcombe Parish Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Parish to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Thursday 12th January 2023. If the required number of requests are not received then the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

13th January 2023: The Proper Officer did not receive sufficient requests for a by-election to be held, so the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

East Cowes Town Council

7th November 2022: A vacancy has occurred in the Osborne Ward of East Cowes Town Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Ward to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Thursday 24th November 2022. If the required number of requests are not received then the Town Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

25th November 2022: The Proper Officer did not receive sufficient requests for a by-election to be held, so the Town Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Fishbourne Parish Council

15th September 2022: A vacancy has occurred on Fishbourne Parish Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Parish to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Thursday 6th October 2022. If the required number of requests are not received then the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

7th October 2022: The Proper Officer did not receive sufficient requests for a by-election to be held, so the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Freshwater Parish Council

19th January 2023: A vacancy has occurred in the Freshwater South ward of Freshwater Parish Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Ward to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Tuesday 7th February 2023. If the required number of requests are not received then the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

Newchurch Parish Council

13th January 2023: A vacancy has occurred on Newchurch Parish Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Parish to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Wednesday 1st February 2023. If the required number of requests are not received then the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council

30th November 2022: A vacancy has occurred in the Parkhurst and Hunnyhill ward of Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Ward to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Tuesday 20th December 2022. If the required number of requests are not received then the Community Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

21st December 2022: The Proper Officer did not receive sufficient requests for a by-election to be held, so the Community Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Rookley Parish Council

8th July 2022: A vacancy has occurred on Rookley Parish Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Parish to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Thursday 28th July 2022. If the required number of requests are not received then the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

29th July 2022: The Proper Officer did not receive sufficient requests for a by-election to be held, so the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Ryde Town Council:

30th August 2022: A vacancy has occurred in the Ryde Appley and Elmfield Ward of Ryde Town Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Ward to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Monday 19th September 2022. If the required number of requests are not received then the Town Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

26th September 2022: The Proper Officer has received the required number of requests for the vacancy in the Ryde Appley and Elmfield ward to be filled by means of a by-election. Nominations open on Thursday 29th September, and close at 4:00pm on Friday 7th October 2022. The election was contested, and the poll was taken on Thursday 3rd November 2022.

23rd December 2022: A vacancy has occurred in the Ryde North West ward of Ryde Town Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Ward to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Thursday 12th January 2023. If the required number of requests are not received then the Town Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

10th January 2023: The Proper Officer has received the required number of requests for the vacancy in the Ryde North West ward to be filled by means of a by-election. Nominations open on Thursday 19th January, and close at 4:00pm on Friday 27th January 2023.

Shanklin Town Council:

26th September 2022:  A vacancy has occurred in the Shanklin Central Ward of Shanklin Town Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Ward to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Friday 14th October 2022. If the required number of requests are not received then the Town Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

27th October 2022: The Proper Officer has received the required number of requests for the vacancy in the Shanklin Central ward to be filled by means of a by-election. Nominations open on Thursday 27th October, and close at 4:00pm on Friday 4th November 2022. The poll was taken on Thursday 1st December 2022.

Whippingham Parish Council

22nd August 2022: A vacancy has occurred in the Whippingham North Ward of Whippingham Parish Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Ward to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Thursday 1st September 2022. If the required number of requests are not received then the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

2nd September 2022: The Proper Officer did not receive sufficient requests for a by-election to be held, so the Parish Council will fill the Whippingham North Ward vacancy by co-option.

Wootton Bridge Parish Council:

9th December 2022: A vacancy has occurred on Wootton Bridge Parish Council. The last date for ten local government electors for the Parish to give Notice in writing that they wish the vacancy to be filled by means of an election is Tuesday 3rd January 2023. If the required number of requests are not received then the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.

Wednesday 4th January 2023: The Proper Officer did not receive sufficient requests for a by-election to be held, so the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.