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.

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Oct 16, 2019 at 2:46 pm (Updated Oct 16, 2019 at 5:17 pm)

Election in St George’s cancelled

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    • "Views on schools reopening for 2019-20 year during coronavirus pandemic"
    • All schools to reopen once cleared
    • 32%
    • Older students only
    • 4%
    • Older students but for exams only
    • 12%
    • Remote learning only
    • 53%
    • Total Votes: 4058
    • Poll Archive

    Today's Obituaries

    eMoo Posts