© South Ribble Borough Council 2019

Scheduled elections

The following elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 2 May 2019:

South Ribble Borough Council (50 Councillors)
Penwortham Town Council (18 Councillors)
Farington Parish (8 Councillors)
Hutton Parish Council (7 Councillors)
Little Hoole Parish Council (7 Councillors)
Longton Parish Council (12 Councillors)
Much Hoole Parish Council (8 Councillors)
Samlesbury & Cuerdale Parish Council (9 Councillors)

To stand as a candidate at a local government election you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the European Union, and
  • must meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
    1. You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the local authority area in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
    2. You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the local authority area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of the election.
    3. Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of the election has been in the local authority area.
    4. You have lived in the local authority area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of the election.

Borough candidates must obtain the signature of 10 electors (known as subscribers), all of whom must be on the electoral register for the ward in which the candidate plans to stand.

Town and Parish Council candidates need signatures from only 2 electors.

If you wish to stand as a candidate in any of the elections being held on Thursday 2 May please email electoralservices@southribble.gov.uk for further information.

Nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer at the following address:
Electoral Services
Civic Centre
West Paddock
Leyland
PR25 1DH

The dates that nomination papers can be delivered are between 10am to 4pm each day from Thursday 21st March up to the close of nominations at 4pm on Wednesday 3rd April. An election timetable containing these and other relevant dates can be seen on the Electoral Commission website. Click here to see this.

NOTE: please avoid delivering nomination papers on Monday 25th March as the relevant staff members appointed to deal with nominations are unavailable.

Due to the large volume of nomination papers expected it would be beneficial to contact us before you visit the council offices to ensure that we can see you in a timely manner.

We would recommend that candidates attend the Candidate & Agent briefing to at 6pm on Monday 8th April to be held in the Shield Room at the Civic Centre.

 

Borough statutory election notices will be posted here

CLICK HERE to see the borough Notice of Election

The Statement of Persons Nominated will be published at 4pm on Thursday 4th April

The Notice of Election Agents will be published at 5pm on Thursday 4th April

The Notice of Poll will be published at 4pm on Wednesday 24th April

 

Parish/Town Council statutory election notices will be posted here

CLICK HERE to see the parish Notice of Election

CLICK HERE to see the parish ward Notice of Election

The Statement of Persons Nominated will be published at 4pm on Thursday 4th April

The Notice of Election Agents will be published at 5pm on Thursday 4th April

The Notice of Poll will be published at 4pm on Wednesday 24th April