Vacancy Notices

Casual Vacancy Notices

When the Returning Officer has been given notice of casual vacancy arising in a District, Council Ward or one of the Town or Parish Councils within the Derbyshire Dales details of that notice are published here.

Current District Council Notices


Masson Ward

Notice is hereby given that owing to the recent sad death of Councillor Joyce Pawley, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the District Ward of Masson.

The Returning Officer has received requests from TWO electors within the area of Derbyshire Dales District Council so a By-Election will take place on 6th May 2021.

Wirksworth Ward

Notice is hereby given that owing to the resignation of Councillor Elisa McDonagh, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the District Ward of Wirksworth. 

The Returning Officer has received requests from TWO electors within the area of Derbyshire Dales District Council so a By-Election will take place on 6th May 2021.

Please note that due to the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 an election to fill the vacancies will not take place before 6 May 2021 or such other day as is fixed by the Secretary of State by order.

Requests for a District Council election should be sent to The Returning Officer, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NN

Current Parish Council Notices

Council: Hulland Ward Parish Council
Number of Vacancies: One
Date of Notice: 23 April 2021
Deadline: 14 May 2021

If within 14 days from the date of the Notice (Not counting Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, Bank Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays), ten electors for the ward or parish write to the Returning Officer to request an election a by-election will be held to fill the vacancy. If no request is made to the Returning Officer by the deadline given the Parish/Town Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.



Council: Monyash Parish Council
Number of Vacancies: One
Date of Notice: 20 April 2021
Deadline: 11 May 2021

If within 14 days from the date of the Notice (Not counting Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, Bank Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays), ten electors for the ward or parish write to the Returning Officer to request an election a by-election will be held to fill the vacancy. If no request is made to the Returning Officer by the deadline given the Parish/Town Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.



Council: Clifton Parish Council
Number of Vacancies: One
Date of Notice: 15 April 2021
Deadline: 5 May 2021

If within 14 days from the date of the Notice (Not counting Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, Bank Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays), ten electors for the ward or parish write to the Returning Officer to request an election a by-election will be held to fill the vacancy. If no request is made to the Returning Officer by the deadline given the Parish/Town Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.



Council: Stoney Middleton Parish Council
Number of Vacancies: One
Date of Notice: 1 April 2021
Deadline: 23 April 2021

After 14 days of this notice being published the Returning Officer did not receive any requests for an election. The Council has therefore been advised that the vacancies can be filled by co-option.



Council: Calver Parish Council
Number of Vacancies: One
Date of Notice: 13 March 2021
Deadline: 22 April 2021

After 14 days of this notice being published the Returning Officer did not receive any requests for an election. The Council has therefore been advised that the vacancies can be filled by co-option.



Council: Eyam Parish Council
Number of Vacancies: One
Date of Notice: 6 April 2021
Deadline: 21 April 2021

After 14 days of this notice being published the Returning Officer did not receive any requests for an election. The Council has therefore been advised that the vacancies can be filled by co-option.


Council: Parwich Parish Council
Number of Vacancies: One
Date of Notice: 24 March 2021
Deadline: 15 April 2021


After 14 days of this notice being published the Returning Officer did not receive any requests for an election. The Council has therefore been advised that the vacancies can be filled by co-option.


Council: Winster Parish Council
Number of Vacancies: Four
Date of Notice: 20 January 2021
Deadline: 8 February 2021

Following publication of this notice ten electors from the Parish requested an election so a by-election will be held to fill these vacancies.

Due to the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 an election to fill the vacancies will not take place before 6 May 2021 or such other day as is fixed by the Secretary of State by order.