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   County and Parish Council Elections May 4th 2017    16 February, 2017

On Thursday May 4th elections will be held to elect a County Councillor to represent the Longhoughton Ward (which includes Newton by the Sea) at Northumberland County Council and to elect ten councillors to serve on Newton by the Sea Parish Council.


A timetable has been established for those wishing to stand for election to the Parish Council. On March 20th a Notice of Election will be published and this opens the nomination period which will run until 4 April. Blank nomination forms will be made available electronically and paper copies will be available for collection from County Hall and from a number of Information Centres across the County. The purpose of this form is to convince the Returning Officer that a person should be allowed to stand for election.


Completed nomination forms need to be returned by hand, though not necessarily by the candidate. Electronic submission is not allowed under legislation. It will be necessary to book appointments to return the form and at that time it will be checked to ensure it is correctly completed. Each form will take about ten minutes to process unless there are major irregularities.


There will be a number of offices across the County at which the service will be available. Details have not yet been released as to the location of these offices. Further information regarding the election will be issued in February by Northumberland County Council and persons wishing to stand for election are urged to watch local notice boards for information.

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