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Elections May 2015

Find out all about the elections in May 2015. 


Register to vote

Find out how to register to vote and what information is on the electoral register. 


Apply to vote by post

Find out how to register to vote by post and view answers to popular questions.


Proxy voting

What it is and how to apply for a Proxy vote.


Inspect or buy the electoral register

Find out where you can inspect the register, how opt in or out of it and how to buy it.

View election results

View local, general and European election results.

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How to stand as a candidate

Find out how to stand in local, UK and European elections.


Polling stations

Find your local polling station.


Contact your local councillor

Find out about your local councillor, how to contact them and the political make-up of the council.


Mayoral Petition Notice

Read the statutory notice that's published annually with the number of electors required for a Mayoral election. 


We're recruiting to a range of paid roles - find out how you can be part of the election process.

Apply for a paid role


You can no longer register to vote in the elections on 7 May 2015, but you can still register for other future elections.

You can register to vote if you're:

  • 16 or older (although you can't vote until you're 18); and
  • A British citizen, qualifying Commonwealth, Irish or other European Union citizen living in the UK.

It only takes 5 minutes to register. All you need is your National Insurance number to complete the registration. You will lose you chance vote if you leave your registration too late.

Register to vote on GOV.UK


Councillors are elected for a 4-year term by thirds (ie at each election a third of the council is elected). Elections are held every year except the county council year. The election years are 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and so on.

 7 May 2015 election updates

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