Petition to: To hold a early by election in the ward of St Marys, Maidenhead

We the undersigned petition The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to To hold a early by election in the ward of St Marys, Maidenhead. More details

More details from petition creator

Welcome to the Let St Marys Decide petition. I am a St Mary's resident & voted Conservative at the last election. I was disappointed to see in the news that Cllr Gurch Singh had decided to join the Liberal Democrats. Politicians who switch parties should hold a by-election to see whether their voters agree with their decision. Hopefully you agree & will support this important step for our local democracy.

Kind Regards, Alexander Cobb

Petition Rejected

This petition has been rejected because:

  • It was outside the remit or powers of The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Additional information about this rejection:
A councillor changing political party or becoming an independent is not grounds for a by-election under legislation. A by - election would only be held if a councillor resigns or becomes disqualified. Also please note that under current legislation due to the COVID-19 situation, no polls can be held until 6 May 2021