Parish and Town Council Elections - 7th May 2015

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On the 7th May 2015, scheduled elections will be run for all of the Parishes in Copeland

Your Vote Matters, Make Sure You're In

Candidates wishing to stand for election must submit a nomination paper to the Returning Officer at the District Council during the official nomination period.

For Parish and Town Council Elections, it is often the case that too few nomination papers are submitted to require an election to be held, and the nominated candidates are elected without a contest. This is called an ‘un-contested election’ and means that no vote takes place on polling day. If more nomination papers are received than the number of available seats of the council then an election is held, and electors in the parish area get to vote on who they would like to represent them from the available candidates.

Anyone wishing to find out more information about the role of a Parish or Town Councillor can contact the Parish or Town Clerk for the council concerned.

For more guidance and information about standing as a parish or town councillor please go to the Electoral Commission website.

Important dates for the election:

  • From Friday 10 April 2015 - candidates announced
  • Monday 20 April 2015 - last day to apply to register to vote
  • Tuesday 21 April 2015 - last day to apply to vote by post (by 5pm)
  • Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 April 2015 - postal vote packs dispatched by Royal Mail
  • Thursday 7 May 2015 - POLLING DAY - 7am - 10pm
  • Friday 8 May 2015 - Count and election results are published

For further information about the Parish and Town Council Elections please contact the Elections Office at Copeland Borough Council on 01946 598535 or by email

For information about becoming a Parish/Town Councillor for a particular council please contact the relevant Clerk.

Published: 29 January 2015 - 11:24am