Recently our Parish council carried out interviews for a position on the council, there were two applicants. The position was advertised but the notices did not inform the applicants or the public of the ten elector rule, i.e. that ten electors could ask for the appointment to be decided by election rather than by interview, the council were advised they should have done this by the Local authority. Another vacancy arose and they did exactly the same thing even though they, the council were informed four weeks before the second interview that this should have been done. I understand that it is a legal requirement that the vacancy notices be posted and advertised, but is it equally a legal requirement that on these vacancy notices the applicants and electors be advised of this ten elector rule? If someone can please give me a definitive answer it would be greatly appreciated.