Seaton Town Council has two casual vacancies

Notice is given, in accordance with Section 87 of the Local Government Act 1972 that 2 vacancies have occurred on Seaton Town Council.

When a councillor’s seat becomes vacant Seaton Town Council is required to notify East Devon District Council and display a ‘Notice of Vacancy’ as soon as practicable. The Notice explains that an election can be called, if a request is made in writing to East Devon District Council by 10 electors from Seaton area, within 14 working days of the date of the Notice ie. by 12 August 2020. If an election is called it must usually be held within 60 days of the notice. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, if a request is received in respect of either of these two vacancies, then no election will be held before May 2021.

If no request is received to call an election then Seaton Town Council may co-opt individuals to the vacant seats. This means that the Town Council can choose who it wishes to appoint to fill the seat, rather than holding an election.

The Notices may be found here and here.