Local Elections Thursday 6th May 2021

On Thursday 6th May, local elections are scheduled for:

  • Rushton Parish Council.
  • North Northamptonshire Council (the successor to Kettering Borough Council and Northamptonshire County Council).
  • Northamptonshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

As a local councillor you can become a voice for your community and make real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve.

Local councillors have three main responsibilities:

  • Decision-making.
  • Monitoring.
  • Getting involved locally.

To stand for election to a local council you must be:

  • a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary.

An election shall only take place in the event there are more candidates than seats available. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be strict rules in place regarding campaigning, including specific requirements on leafleting.

A formal notice of election shall be displayed on this website and Parish noticeboards by 29th March. All nomination papers must be received by 4pm on Thursday 8th April with this being made public the following day.

The Polls open at 7am on Thursday 6th May.

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