Let's hope sanity will prevail this time round.
How is it undemocratic to use a law made by a democracy (ability to co-opt) so as to avoid bankrupting a local council?
There were two unwanted Labour candidates at the last election. Co-opting one of them might prevent an unsuccessful election. Just putting it out there....
No request for an election was received in response to the publication of the Notice of Vacancy on 12 July. It therefore falls to the Town Council to fill the vacancy by means of co-option.The appointment should be made as soon as practicable and the person appointed will have to make the Declaration of Acceptance of Office in accordance with the statutory requirements and complete a Register of Interests form in the normal way.
you interested in joining the council then please contact the town
clerk (or see WTC notice board) for details.