Chichester District Council has announced that as the number of candidates was lower than the number of vacancies to be filled at the election in May 2023, the election was declared to be uncontested and the candidates were elected as unopposed. As such, it was not necessary to hold an election for the Parish.
See the Notice of Uncontested Election which sets out the persons who were duly elected as parish councillors for West Dean.
Although there were insufficient candidates for an election, a quorum was achieved (three councillors or one third of the total seats, whichever is the greater).
The Parish Council is required to co-opt qualified people to fill the remaining seats. If you would like to join the Parish Council, please contact the Parish Clerk for more information.