Local by-elections have been called


ballot box The timetable has begun for the by-elections for the District Council - Marine ward vacancy as well as the Bognor Regis Town Council - Marine & Hatherleigh ward vacancies. The by-elections will be held on Thursday 22 February 2018.

The by-elections follow the death of Councillor Dougal Maconachie who held seats on both councils for the Marine ward as well as the resignation of Councillor Barnes for the Hatherleigh ward.

The Notice of Election has been published and can be viewed on the Arun District Council Website

The Returning Officer at Arun District Council is accepting Nomination Papers between Thursday 18 January and 4pm on Friday 26 January 2018. Papers must be delivered to The Returning Officer at Arun District Council, Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5LF.

You can find out who will be standing for election when the Statement of Persons Nominated is published on Monday 29 January 2018. This statement will also be displayed at the Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis Town Hall.

If you aren’t already registered to vote, details of how to do this can be found on the Arun District Council Website Your application must be received by the Returning Officer, Nigel Lynn by Tuesday 6 February 2018.

The deadline to request a new postal vote or to change or cancel an existing postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 7 February 2018. Requests for new proxy votes must be received by Arun District Council before 5pm on Wednesday 14 February 2018.

You can find out more about these elections by visiting Arun District Council’s website at