Loughton Parish Council consists of 10 members and a Parish Clerk:
|Councillor Peter Todd, Chairman||Loughton|
|Councillor Andy Dransfield||Loughton|
|Councillor Hilary Dyer||Great Holm|
|Councillor Dennis Blackburn||Great Holm|
|Councillor Peter Ballantyne||Great Holm|
|Councillor Joyce Ballantyne||Great Holm|
|Councillor Don Hoyle||Great Holm|
|Councillor Simon Kirkman, Vice Chairman||Loughton|
|Councillor Andy Lovatt||Loughton|
|Councillor Andy Sargent||Loughton|
The Parish Clerk is Ms Jenny Wilcox
Elections are held every 4 years and the next elections will be held in May 2015
The nomination papers are provided to the Parishes a couple of months before the elections take place. These can be provided electronically. Nomination papers should be hand delivered or sent to the Returning Officer (currently John Moffoot), Milton Keynes Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ. When an election is called a timetable will be provided detailing the date by which the nomination papers have to be received by the Returning Officer.
If a casual vacancy occurs then the nomination forms do not need to be used unless the vacancy is to be filled by election. For a casual vacancy, the notice of vacancy is posted in the Parish Ward as soon as possible after the vacancy occurs. A request to fill the vacancy by election can then be made with fourteen days of the date of the Notice of Vacancy, by ten electors of the Parish Ward. Such a request has to be made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address above. In can take the form of a single letter with ten signatures or ten individual letters. If no such request is made then the Parish council can co-opt to fill the vacancy. Each Parish Council has its own procedures for Co-option.
There is information on the MK Council website in the “Parish Toolkit” on Parish governance and the role and functions of Parish Councillors and the Clerk.
Loughton Parish Council – Standing Orders
Loughton Parish Council – Code of Conduct
Election of a Parish Councillor – Candidate’s Consent to Nomination
Election of a Parish Councillor – Nomination Paper
Election of a Parish Councillor – Political Party Description Authorisation
Election of Councillors – Declaration of Secrecy – Peoples Act, Section 66
Disqualifications for election and holding office as a member of a local authority – Local Government Act, Section 80
Electoral Commission Guidance