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The Electoral Services team organises all elections held across the borough. These include referendums, local elections for parish, borough and county, as well as Parliamentary and European elections.

The annual canvass of voters and resulting updates to the register of electors for Charnwood is also organised by this team.

Quorn and Mountsorrel Castle Ward

A by-election for the Quorn and Moutsorrel Castle ward was held on June 22, 2018. The results of the election can be seen below. 

Name of candidate


Number of votes

GILBERT, Marianne

Liberal Democrats


HUGHES, Christopher

Labour Party


HUNT, Jane Marion

The Conservative Party


MCWILLIAM, Andrew Stuart

UK Independence Party (UKIP)


Leicestershire County Council Syston Ridgeway Division by-election

A by-election for a seat on Leicestershire County Council will take place on Thursday June 28, 2018. You can find out more information on the Leicestershire County Council website

Birstall Riverside Ward Parish by-election April 5, 2018

Following a notice of election for the Birstall Riverside ward one nomination was made and therefore the election was uncontested. The results of the uncontested election can be seen in the document below.  

Barrow-upon-Soar Neighbourhood Planning Referendum February 8, 2018

A referendum was held on February 8, 2018 on the adoption of the Barrow-upon-Soar neighbourhood plan. Results of the referendum can be seen below. 

General information about Charnwood elections

Charnwood is made up of 28 wards, covered by two parliamentary constituencies.

  • Local Government Elections are held every four years
  • Parliamentary Elections are held every five years
  • European Parliamentary Elections are held every five years
  • Police and Crime Commissioner Elections are held every four years

More details about these elections can be found on our types of elections page. 

Nomination rules

To stand for election, on the day of nomination, you must be:

  • 18 or over
  • Be a UK, EU or Commonwealth citizen
  • Be registered to vote in or have either worked or lived in the area for one year

You cannot be a candidate if at the time of your nomination and on the day of the election:

  • You work for the council
  • You hold a politically restricted post for another local authority
  • You are bankrupt
  • You have served a prison sentence (or suspended sentence) of three months in the past five years
  • You have been disqualified under any legislation relating to corrupt or illegal practices

The Electoral Commission website provides guidance and resources for candidates and agents for local elections.

Richard Albert Huddlestone

Previous elections

To view results from previous elections visit our election results page.

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