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Town and Parish Elections

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Current and previous elections

Information on the results of previous elections, and any pending elections, can be found by clicking on the appropriate link to the left of this page.

Standing for election

Elections for all 37 Parish/Town Councils are held every four years in May. The next one being 4 May 2023. You may be a candidate if you are age 18 and are either listed on the electoral register for the Town/Parish, or have worked or owned, or were a tenant of a property within the Town/Parish or have lived within 4.8 kilometres of it for at least 12 months preceding nomination.

You may be disqualified from standing for election if you are employed by the Council, have had a bankruptcy restrictions order made against you or have a previous criminal conviction with a prison sentence of three months or more, and for some other reasons. If you are in any doubt whether you would be able to stand for election, please contact Electoral Services.

Most candidates are nominated by a political party, but you do not need to have connections with a political party to stand for election. To be nominated as a candidate you need to be proposed and seconded by two electors for the Town/Parish. If the Town/Parish is subdivided into wards, both the proposer and seconder must be registered in the ward for which you wish to stand. Nomination paper's must be accompanied by the candidate's consent to nomination, and if standing for a political party, by a certificate signed by the registered nominating officer for that party, authorising you to use the party's description.

Please note that candidates must ensure that they comply strictly with the legislation when dealing with matters as the submission of nominations, the printing of election material and the submission of returns of election expenses.


Electoral Services' contact details:
Tel: (023) 8028 5445


Updated: 19 Mar 2020
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