33 The provision for the filling of a casual vacancy in
the office of elected mayor, mirror the provisions for filling
casual vacancies for councillors
Unless a vacancy in the office of mayor arises less than six months
before the date on which the elected mayor would otherwise have
retired, a by-election shall be held to fill the vacancy
35 days of the High Court or the local authority declaring the
Or in any other case, within 35 days after notice of the vacancy
has been given in writing to the proper officer of the local authority
by two local government electors for the area.
Where a vacancy arises less than six months before the date which
the elected mayor would have retired then, unless the authority
adopts alternative arrangements, the vacancy must be filled at
the next normal election.