Parish Council

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Lydia Stocks (Chair) - 16 Bow Creek, Tuckenhay TQ9 7HP - Tel: 01803 732206 email
Pamela Thompson (Vice Chair) - 9 Orchard Terrace, Tuckenhay TQ9 7EJ - Tel: 01803 732974 email
Laurence Green - 8 Holly Villas, Ashprington TQ9 7UU - Tel: 01803 732437 email
Tom Green - 1 Holly Villas,Ashprington, TQ9 7UU - Tel: 01803 732242 email
Sheelah Seeley - 1 Quay Place, Tuckenhay - Tel: 01803 731093 email
Mike Read (Parish Clerk)  - The Round House, 6 Frogmore Farm, Ashprington - Tel: 01803 732047 email

Incorporating the hamlet of Tuckenhay
Eligibility criteria to become a Parish Councillor

You have to be:
• a British subject, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union; and
• on the “relevant date” (i.e. the day on which you are nominated or if there is a poll the day of the election) 18 years of age or over; and additionally:
• on the “relevant day” a local government elector for the council area for which you want to stand; or
• have during the whole of the 12 months preceding that day occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the council area; or
• have during that same period had your principal or only place of work in the council area; or
• during that 12 month period resided in the council area.

In the case of a sitting member of a parish or community council you can also satisfy the criteria to be elected if you have lived in the council area or within 3 miles of it for the whole of the 12 months preceding the “relevant day”. You cannot stand for election if you
• are subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order.
• have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.
• you work for the council you want to become a councillor for (but you can work for other local authorities, including the principal authorities that represent the same area).

Further information 2012 NALC Becoming a Councillor Local Government Act 1972, sections 79-82, 85, 92, 104. Click here to view Act