Town and parish council elections
Town and parish council elections
Town and parish councils will be taking place across North Northamptonshire on Thursday 6 May 2021, alongside elections being held for the new North Northamptonshire unitary council and for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire.
There are 94 parishes in Northamptonshire, and these will see the historic inaugural elections for new town councils in Corby, Kettering, and Wellingborough.
You can view all of the parishes in the Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough areas using the links below:
East Northamptonshire town and parishes
You can also find contact details for the relevant parish clerks at the above links.
Becoming a town or parish councillor
If you’re interested in standing as a candidate for any of these parishes then you’ll need to complete and return a set of nomination forms to the satellite office that’s relevant to the parish council you’re choosing to stand in.
You can view a “how to” video with information around completing your nomination form here: Town and Parish Councils – How to complete your nomination form - YouTube
There’s also some really useful information about being a parish councillor on the National Association of Local Councils’ website.
You can also view our wider candidate briefing here, which will give a bit more information about the whole elections process: Candidate and Agents Briefing – North Northamptonshire Local Government Election May 2021 - YouTube
How to vote at these elections
You can view information about how to register to vote, or how to register for a postal or proxy vote, by checking the ‘how to vote section’. You can vote in person, by post or by proxy. Elections staff across the county are working hard to ensure that any residents can cast their votes safely during the ongoing pandemic, with a range of COVID19-secure measures being planned to support electors, candidates and casual staff.
Information about where to cast your vote will be included on your poll card, which will be dispatched to all registered electors on 25 March 2021.
If you’re not already registered to vote, then the deadline to do so is Monday 19 April 2021. If you’re already registered, then you don’t need to register again for these elections.
If you’d prefer to vote by post at these elections, then you’ll need to complete and return a postal vote application by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April. If you want to appoint somebody to vote on your behalf (a proxy vote) then you’ll need to do so before 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.
Every effort has been made to ensure that information on this website is accessible and easy to follow but if you have any queries, please contact your local elections office.
The ‘Every Vote Counts’ website has more information on politics, how politics affect people, how to get involved and have a say in how the country is run. Find out more at www.everyvotecounts.org.uk
Listed below are some key dates for the town and parish elections:
-Publication of Notice of Election Thursday 25 March
-Deadline for receipt (or withdrawal) of nominations 4pm on Thursday 8 April
-Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated Friday 9 April
-Deadline for registering to vote Monday 19 April
-Deadline for new postal vote applications 5pm on Tuesday 20 April
-Publication of Notice of Poll Tuesday 27 April
-Deadline for new proxy applications 5pm on Tuesday 27 April
-First date for re-issue of lost or spoilt postal ballot papers Thursday 29 April
-Polling day 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May
-Deadline for Emergency Proxy Applications
and re-issue of lost or spoilt postal ballot papers 5pm on Thursday 6 May
-Verification of ballot papers Thursday 6 May
-Counting of ballot papers and declaration of results for town
and parish councils in North Northamptonshire Saturday 8 May (and Sunday 9 May if needed)