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Is there a way to force a Parish election?

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A growing number of residents are unhappy with the conduct of many members of the local parish council and parish clerk in manipulating the Standing Orders to their own ends.
Is there a way we can force an election to stand our own candidates against them?
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What's your election cycle?  Were you not in this one?  Best bet is to generate enough head speed to stand good candidates at the next occasion of a periodic election.
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You can call an election for any individual seats that become vacant, but not for the whole council.
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No, you will have to wait until the next scheduled election is due.
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Nothing you can do to force an election unless someone resigns, in which case you can gather the signatures required to call an election rather than letting councillors co-opt, or wait until the next scheduled elections are due.

In the meanwhile, get local people interested in attending meetings, hold councillors to account and get the press involved and think about fielding candidates at future elections.
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Remember that an election created by a resignation would only be for that one seat and not for the whole council.

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