Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists in the office of Town Councillor for the Wingates ward of the Town of Westhoughton.

The vacancy will be filled by election if, within the fourteen days(*) from the date of this notice, any ten local government electors for the ward submit a written request to that effect to the Returning Officer.  If no such request is made, the vacancy will be filled by the Town Council.

If an election is requested, it will be held on 6 May 2021, in accordance with regulation 6 of The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

Requests for an election to be held to fill the vacancy must be in writing and sent to the Returning Officer, Town Hall, Bolton BL1 1RU or emailed to


Dated this 29th day of April 2020 

Signed: Town Clerk


(*) Excluding Bank Holidays, Saturdays, Sundays and Good Fridays or days appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning