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Notice of elections

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual exists in the office of Councillor for the East Hunsbury & Shelfleys Ward of West Northamptonshire Council arising from the resignation of Councillor Suresh Patel.

If a request for an election to fill the vacancy has been given to the Council’s Proper Officer by two local government electors for the West Northamptonshire area, in accordance with Section 89(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, an election will be held to fill the vacancy within 35 days, computed in accordance with Section 243 of the said Act.

Anna Earnshaw
Returning Officer
West Northamptonshire Council
The Guildhall
St Giles Square
Northampton
NN1 1DE


Dated: 15 December 2023

  1. Forms of nomination for the West Northamptonshire Ward Election may be obtained at West Northamptonshire Council, The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DE from the Acting Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.
     
  2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Acting Returning Officer, West Northamptonshire Council, The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DE on any day after the date of this notice but no later than 4pm on Friday, 12 January 2024.
     
  3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 8 February 2024.
     
  4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 23 January 2024. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
     
  5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at West Northamptonshire Council, The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DE by 5pm on Wednesday, 24 January 2024.
     
  6. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at West Northamptonshire Council, The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DE by 5pm on Wednesday, 31 January 2024.
     
  7. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at West Northamptonshire Council, The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DE by 5pm on Thursday, 8 February 2024. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday, 31 January 2024. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Wednesday, 31 January 2024

Dated: Thursday 4 January 2024

Anna Earnshaw 
Counting Officer

Notice is hereby given that:

  1. A referendum will be held to decide on the question below 

    “Do you want the West Northamptonshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Arthingworth to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” 
     
  2. The poll will take place on Thursday, Thursday, 8 February 2024 between the hours of 7.00am and 10.00pm 
     
  3. The deadline to apply to register is Tuesday 23 January 2024 by midnight. (If you are not already a local government elector apply online) https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote 
     
  4. The deadline for new applications to vote by post or to change existing postal or postal proxy arrangements e.g. cancellation or re-direction etc. must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address shown below by 5pm on Wednesday, 24 January 2024 if they are to be effective for this election. 
     
  5. New applications to vote by proxy must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5 pm on Wednesday, 31 January 2024.

Dated: Thursday 4 January 2024

Anna Earnshaw 
Counting Officer

Notice is hereby given that:

  • a ballot is to be held on the proposal of the Brackmills Industrial Estate new term Business Improvement District (BID) for Brackmills BID
  • the ballot will be conducted entirely by post by the Independent Scrutineer, Civica Election 
    Services of 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW. 
  • ballot papers will be sent to those eligible to vote on Monday 12 February 2024 for return to them by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 13 March 2024 (the “day of the ballot”)

Persons eligible to vote in the ballot will be the non-domestic ratepayer listed on our database for each hereditament (business premise) situated in the geographical area of the proposed BID as at the date of this Notice.  

Any email requests should be sent to [email protected]

Ballot papers will be counted on Thursday 14 March 2024, and the result of the ballot will be announced shortly after.

Information on the BID is available from Brackmills Industrial Estate.

Dated: Tuesday 30 January 2024

For results of previous elections please see election results.

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election

The next scheduled PFCC election is expected to be held in May 2024. 

West Northamptonshire Council and Town and Parish Council Election 

Elections to West Northamptonshire Council are held every 4 years.

The previous election to was undertaken in May 2021.

The next scheduled elections is expected to be held in May 2025 alongside Parish and Town councils’ elections on the same date.

UK Parliamentary General Elections 

The date of the next UK General Election has not yet been announced.

The Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Act 2022 reinstates the prior constitutional arrangement whereby, the dissolution and calling of a new UK Parliament is a prerogative power of the monarch.

By convention, this is on the advice of the Prime Minister of the day. The maximum term of a Parliament is 5 years. Therefore, the next UK Parliamentary General Election must be held before January 2025.

By-elections

Should a by-election occur, the relevant public notices will be updated and displayed on public notice boards and on this webpage.

Last updated 07 February 2024