We understand that Josh Gaskell has resigned from New Mills Town Council.
Assuming this information given to HPT is not a hoax, the vacancy will be notified to the public by the returning officer at High Peak Borough Council.
If ten electors in Mr Gaskell's ward demand a by-election then one will be held. If ten electors do not come forward then New Mills Town Council will go through a co-option process.
Seasonal note: the bickering over the last NMTC co-options has not even ceased, and they were in the summer. In four weeks' time it will be the winter solstice.
To quote Bob Cratchit, who so far as is known has not stood for New Mills town council, "a Merry Christmas to you, sir!"