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Local Authority Election

Please note that the information on this page is only relevant for Local Authority Elections. It does not provide details on the House of Keys Elections. 

General Elections

The next Local Authority General Election are due to take place on Thursday 24 April 2025.

Local Authority General Elections take place on the 4th thursday in April every 4 years. The Cabinet Office will publish a notice of election, which will highlight the number of Commissioners and Councillors required in each Local Authority District or Ward, and will also set out the deadline dates people need to be aware of if intending to submit a postal or proxy vote.

By-Elections

Local Authorities may call By-elections as required to fill casual vacancies which may arise between General Elections. The Local Authority will publish a notice of election, which will highlight the number of Commissioners and Councillors required in their Local Authority District or Ward, and will also set out the deadline dates people need to be aware of if intending to submit a postal or proxy vote.

The next Local Authority By-Elections due to take place will be listed below (in chronological order) once a Notice of Election has been published.

Candidates

Anyone interested in standing for election should contact the local authority of the area you are intending to stand in. Nomination forms and some additional general information for candidates can be found on the stand as a local candidate webpage.

Voting

Information for anyone wishing to vote in a Local Authority election is available on the how to vote webpage.

Legislation

The Crown and Elections team within the Cabinet Office are collating a Local Elections Legislation Booklet which contains rules and regulations relevant to the Local Elections which candidates need to be aware of. Once completed the document will be available here.

The following legislation relates to Local Authority elections:

Election statistics

Details of previous Local Authority General Elections (covering 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2021 election periods)

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