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Notice of Casual Vacancy Statement 15 Dec 2023 Notice of Casual Vacancy Statement

West Northamptonshire Council has today notified the public about a councillor vacancy in its Northampton ward area of East Hunsbury and Shelfleys following the resignation of Cllr Suresh Patel.

The Council has published a Notice of Casual Vacancy. A by-election is expected to take place in the new year.

Suresh Patel was a member of WNC since its inception in April 2021, having previously been a member of Northamptonshire County Council since 2009 and Northampton Borough Council since 2011. He also held the role as Chairman of WNC’s Democracy and Standards Committee and until a successor is appointed, the vice-chairman will serve as Chairman.

The vacant seat is one of three West Northamptonshire council seats covering East Hunsbury and Shelfleys ward, which covers areas including Shelfleys, Merefield and Blacky More.

To view the Notice of Casual Vacancy and further information visit Election notices and future elections | West Northamptonshire Council (

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