To take part in the elections listed on this page, you must first be both .

Borough and parish council elections

These are held once every four years, on the first Thursday of May. The last elections were held on May 2, 2019. The next elections will be held on May 4, 2023.

  • Charnwood Borough is made up of 28 Wards each having one, two or three councillors depending on its size.  There are a total of 52 seats.

County council elections

These are held once every four years, on the first Thursday in May.  The last elections were held on May 4, 2017. The next elections will be held on May 6, 2021.

  • Charnwood has 14 divisions for the County Council each represented by one councillor.

By-elections

A by-election is held to fill a political office vacancy that becomes available between regularly scheduled elections. This is usually due to the death or resignation of the person holding the office in question

UK Parliamentary elections

These are held in response to the end of a Parliament. An election must be held in the UK, and a new Parliament elected, every five years. Charnwood is split between two Parliamentary constituencies, Charnwood and Loughborough. 

  • Citizens of the European Union (who are not Commonwealth citizens or Citizens of the Republic of Ireland) are not able to vote in UK Parliamentary general elections.
  • Visit www.parliament.uk for information about the role of MPs and the work of parliament.

Police and Crime Commissioner elections

These are held every four years. The next election is due to be held on May 6, 2021.

Referendum

A referendum is a general vote by the electorate on a single political question, which has been referred to them for a direct decision.

For more information about different election types, please visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/types-elections.

Last updated: Wed 3rd February, 2021 @ 15:59