Local Elections May 2023

Notice of Uncontested Election, Election of Parish Councillors for Flax Bourton Parish Council.

Elections to North Somerset Council and every Town/Parish Council within North Somerset will take place on Thursday 4th May 2023.

Notice of Election – Election of Parish Councillors

The publication of this notice marks the start of the formal election process (and also the commencement of the period of purdah).

Depending upon the number of nominations received, the options can be summarised as follows:-

  1. If there are more nominations than seats, an election will take place on 4th May 2023
  2. If there are fewer nominations than seats but there are sufficient candidates to enable the council to be quorate, any validly nominated candidates will be elected unopposed and the new council will be able to co-opt to fill the remaining seats.  N.B.  The council quorum is three or one-third of the total membership, whichever is the greater (fractions are rounded up)
  3. If there are insufficient nominations for the quorum figure to be achieved, any validly-nominated candidates will be elected unopposed, but a new election will be run to seek further nominations.

For further information about the Local Elections, including a timetable of key events, please visit the North Somerset Council Website.