Councillor and Staff Vacancies

All 19 Councillor seats are up for election on Thursday 4th May 2023.

Candidates and agents briefing will take place in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, at 6:00pm on Thursday 23 March, 2023. 


If you would like to attend, please email Electoral Services or call 01543 464437 or 464754 (main switchboard 01543 462621) as soon as possible.

Nominations will be received between the hours of 10am and 4pm on weekdays commencing Monday 27 March and closing at 4pm on Tuesday 4 April, 2023. 



Eligibility Criteria to be a Councillor

Be on a local electoral register
Own a property or land in the area for the past 12 months
Work in the parish for the last 12 months
Have lived within three miles of the parish for the last 12 months

How to apply

Outside of an election year, for any Councillor vacancy there is a two-stage process.  First, a Notice of Vacancy is posted giving the local electorate an opportunity to call for an election to this position.  At least 10 electors from the ward in which the vacancy arises will need to contact the Monitoring Officer to call for the election.

Should an election not be called for, then the vacancy can go to advert for co-option.

Here is a link to the necessary papers should you wish to apply for a vacancy: Co-option Policy and Application Form

Should you wish to be considered for election or co-option and have questions about the role, please speak to the Town Clerk on 01889 574074 or email: Email to Town Clerk

The decision for an election lies with the electorate for that ward.  The decision for co-option lies with the sitting Town Councillors. 

What are you waiting for - here is your chance to fully participate in the future of Rugeley Town Council