Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Election date set for Ramsgate Parish Council

Thanet district Council press release

Elections for the new Parish Council in Ramsgate are to be held on Thursday 4 June.

The order to create the parish council for Ramsgate was agreed by Thanet District Council in October and will come into effect from 1 April 2009. Thanet will be one of the first places in the country to establish such a council, under new government legislation.

Originally, it had been thought that the election would not take place until September 2009, but information from the government showed that elections had to be held on the next scheduled election date following 1 April 2009. This is Thursday 4 June 2009, when the Kent County Council and European Parliament elections are also taking place.

The polls will be open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 4 June, with the last date for the council to receive applications for postal votes being Tuesday 19 May. For people to be eligible to vote in the elections on 4 June, they must be included in the Register of Electors by Tuesday 19 May.

The new Parish Council for Ramsgate will have a total of 16 seats, with Central Harbour, Eastcliff and Northwood each having three seats, Nethercourt, Newington and Sir Moses Montefiore having two seats each and Pegwell having one seat.

Head of Legal and Democratic Services, Miles Smith, said: “Establishing the new parish council for Ramsgate has been a long and complex process, as we have been one of the first councils to undertake this process under the new government legislation. Holding the Ramsgate Parish Council elections at the same time as the Kent County Council and European Parliament elections will be a huge workload for our staff, but we are confident we can rise to the challenge.”

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