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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.


Loughborough Hastings Ward by-election October 26, 2017

The result of the election on October 26, 2017 is as follows:



HUNT, Jane (Con) 228

MCWILLIAM, Andy (UKip) 79

MURRAY, Simon (UKip) 95

WOOLLEY, Mia (Green) 58

WRIGHT, Lewis (Green) 73

Turnout: 22.32%

Mary Draycott and Colin Hamilton are therefore duly elected.

Please find below information regarding the borough election for the Loghborough Hastings Ward.

Loughborough Shelthorpe Ward by-election August 3, 2017

The result of the election on August 3 is as follows:

FORD, Russell Victor (Con) 591

GUERRERO, Alejandro (Lib Dem) 93

HUDDLESTONE, Richard Albert (Lab) 595 Elected

MCWILLIAM, Andrew Stuart (Ukip) 29

Turnout: 21.8%

 General Election, 2017

A UK Parliamentary General Election will be held on Thursday June 8, 2017 following the publication of the Notice of Election. In Charnwood voting will take place for two parliamentary seats: Charnwood and Loughborough. The notice of election for both can be found below.

Loughborough constituency

Charnwood constituency

Future elections in Charnwood

Below is some useful information about future elections in Charnwood:

  • Loughborough Shelthorpe Ward by-election - August 3, 2017

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

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