Election in St George’s cancelled
An extraordinary municipal election to fill a vacant seat at the Corporation of St George’s has been cancelled after a candidate withdrew.
MacLaren Smith and David Chew were both expected to be on the ballot tomorrow, but according to a statement from the Parliamentary Registrar Mr Smith removed his name from the running.
The statement said: “This leaves only one candidate, and therefore no need to have an election.
“The Returning Officers responsible for this election will declare a winner on the scheduled polling day in accordance with the Parliamentary Election Act 1978, as modified by the Municipalities (Election) Order 2011.”
The election was intended to fill a vacancy left by the departure of Tania Stafford.
It was originally scheduled to take place on September 19, but was set back after no candidates were put forward on the original nomination day.
Since then, the corporation has announced the resignation of business payers’ councillor Philip J Seaman.
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