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Local Government Elections 2018

Local Government Elections - 3 May 2018

The Local Government Elections were held on Thursday 3 May 2018.   Polling Stations were open from 7am-10pm on the day.

All 63 seats across all 21 council wards in the borough were up for election, electing 63 Councillors.

Voting and election FAQs

The Electoral Commission have developed a useful website Your Vote Matters which has answers to a range of ‘Frequently asked Questions’.

Who can vote in a Local Election?

To vote in a local government election a person must be registered to vote, 18 years or over on polling day in England and Wales:

  • a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union
  • resident in the UK
  • not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote

The following people cannot vote in a Local Government election:

  • anyone who is not a British, qualifying Commonwealth or European Union citizen
  • convicted persons detained in pursuance of their sentences, excluding contempt of court (though remand prisoners, unconvicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register)
  • anyone found guilty within the previous five years of corrupt or illegal practices in connection with an election.

More information about who is eligible to vote

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