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If a Chairman (and/or Vice Chair) is elected from the members of a Parish Council at its AGM and one or other choose to stand down from their position (but remain as Councillors) during their year of office, can there subsequently be a motion to appoint a new Chair- or Vice Chair?

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When you say "AGM" I'm guessing you mean Annual Parish Council Meeting?

Timings for your question seem a bit odd since it is currently AGM season and Chairs should be just about to or recently have been elected. Not at all impossible for a newly elected chair to resign though - our chair was elected May 22 and resigned June 22 so entirely feasible.

The 3 references below (I have to do them 1 at a time apparently) should provide all the info you need direct from source document and free of interpretation:

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1972/70/section/15

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Thank you for your reply.
Can a current Chair have a vote of no confidence raised ?
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Any councillor elected by council as chair can stand down or resign at any time during their year tenure. This should not be confused or linked with them resigning as a councillor. It is quite possible that they may simply feel that they are not up to the task allotted to them. Being chair is not a prison sentence that must be served!
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