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Timothy Straker QC - Church Fenton Parish Council Election Petition

Church Fenton Parish Council Election Petition

Judgment 27 April 2022.

Timothy Straker QC instructed by Emyr Thomas of Sharpe Pritchard (on behalf of the Returning Officer)

 

Election Petition brought in respect of an election held under the Local Government Act 1972.

Listed on 7th and 8th March 2022 before HHJ Saffman the petition concerned ballot papers for a Parish Council By-Election on 6 May 2021 that were incorrectly issued by the Returning Officer. The court have to consider whether  the election was nevertheless conducted in a manner substantially in accordance with the law and whether the error affected the result.

The Commissioner held that the election was substantially in accordance with the law and the result was unaffected by any error. Accordingly, the Petition failed.

4-5 Gray's Inn Square election team are offering legal support for the up and coming local elections on 5th May 2022, including throughout the night of the 5th May and subsequent counting days.

 

If you would like assistance, please contact Stephen Somerville 020 7 404 5252 clerks@4-5.co.uk

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