Notices of casual vacancy

Last Updated: 31 July 2023

Vacancies on South Lakeland District Council

When vacancies occur on South Lakeland District Council they will no longer be filled by elections. The legislation establishing new unitary councils in Cumbria states that no elections will take place for South Lakeland District Council where the vacancy arose after 1 September 2022 and 31 March 2023. Vacancies that occur during that period will remain unfilled until the point that Westmorland and Furness takes over as the principal council. The only exception is if the number of vacancies on the council exceeds one third of the total number of councillors, in which case an election would take place.

We are required to publish a notice if a vacancy occurs and these will be listed below.

Casual Vacancy Notice Bowness and Levens ward (PDF 85KB / 1 page)

All wards in South Lakeland are multi-member, so if there are vacancies in your area you should still have at least one other representative.

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