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By-election to be held in Northampton next month

Electoral services

15 January 2024

Voting at a polling station

Candidates have been announced today for a by-election due to take place in an area of Northampton next month.

People living in West Northamptonshire Council’s East Hunsbury and Shelfleys electoral ward will be able to go to the polls on Thursday, 8 February to vote for a new councillor to represent their area. The election was prompted by a vacancy following the resignation of former WNC councillor Suresh Patel.

Elections information published today sets out who has been nominated to stand for the election, along with the location of polling stations in the electoral ward, which covers areas including Shelfleys, Merefield and Blacky More.

The candidates are:

  • Clare Robertson-Marriott (Labour and Cooperative Party)
  • Daniel Soan (Conservative Party)
  • Carl Neville Mark Squires (Liberal Democrats)

More information can be found on the Statement of Persons Nominated document on our Elections pages

Voting information

Residents in the ward who are not already registered to vote have until Tuesday, 23 January 2024 to do so. You can register to vote on the website

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Thursday, 24 January.

Those wishing to apply for a proxy vote (when someone votes on your behalf) must submit their applications by 5pm on Wednesday, 31 January.

Voter ID

The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to produce accepted photographic identification when voting in person at a polling station. This new requirement will apply to this election.

Electors intending to vote in person are urged to ensure they have one of the acceptable forms of photo ID prior to attending their polling station.

Residents without an acceptable form of ID have until 5pm on Wednesday,  31 January to apply for their Voter ID.

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