Elections and voting

LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS THURSDAY 3 MAY 2018

The next statutory elections to be held are the Local Council Elections which will be held on Thursday 3 May 2018. These elections are for the election of THREE Councillors for each ward within the London Borough of Camden.

How can I stand as a Councillor?

If you want to stand as a Councillor in Camden, you need to be

•    at least 18 years old – there is no maximum age limit
•    a British, Irish, EU or Commonwealth citizen
•    registered as an elector in the London Borough of Camden; or have lived or had your principal place of work in the borough for 12 months before standing; or have occupied as owner or tenant any land or premises in the borough for at least 12 months before standing.

You do not have to be a member of a political party to stand for election. You may stand as an Independent Candidate for any ward of your choice.

No deposit is required to stand in an election to be a Councillor.

You cannot stand if:

•    you work for your local council
•    or you hold a politically restricted post for another organisation
•    or you are subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order,
•    or you have served a prison sentence (including suspended sentences) of three months or more within five years prior to the election,
•    or you have been disqualified under any legislation relating to corrupt or illegal practices.

There will be a pre-election Information Evening for prospective Independent Candidates and Political Party Election Agents on Tuesday 27 February. Please contact the Elections manager on 020 7974 6372 for more information on timing and where the meeting will be held or to discuss standing as a candidate.

The Nomination period is from 27 March to 6 April (excluding the Easter bank holiday and weekend dates). Nomination forms are available from the Electoral Commission  or contact the Elections Manager on 020 7974 6372.


Who can vote in these Elections?

All UK, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens who are on the Electoral Register by 26th April can vote in the Local Council Elections. If you have just moved into the borough or moved within the borough you should complete a new application form for your new address. www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.The last date to submit a new registration application is 17th April.

Electors who are already on the Electoral register will receive a Poll Card at the end of March.

2018 Parliamentary Constituencies Boundary Review

On Tuesday 13 September 2016 the Boundary Commission for England published initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England.

View the proposals and follow the review

The review can also be followed on Twitter or using #2018boundaryreview.

This publication marks the start of a 12-week consultation period on the initial proposals and ends on Monday 5 December 2016. There will be further opportunities to make representation to the Boundary Commission in 2017. The commission must report to government with final proposals in September 2018.

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