Elections on 6 May 2021

There will be Local, Parish and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections on the 6 May 2021. There will also be a Neighbourhood Plan Referendum for Stantonbury. These elections were postponed from May 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  1. What elections are taking place?
  2. Voting Safely in May
  3. Information for Candidates/Parishes 
  4. Election Notices
  5. Registration
  6. Postal Voting dates
  7. Proxy Voting dates

What elections are taking place?

 

Local Elections

There are elections for all 19 Borough Wards with one vacancy in each ward except for Woughton and Fishermead and Central Milton Keynes which will have 2 vacancies (because of by-elections).

Milton Keynes elects a third of its Councillors every year. Click here to see which seats are up for election in May. (PDF, 32KB)

A full timetable for the election is provided here (PDF, 118KB).

A full list of Polling Stations is available here. (PDF, 68KB)

Parish Elections

There are also a number of Parish Councils where elections will be taking place only if they are contested. A full list of Parishes and Parish Wards up for election is available here (PDF, 76KB).

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

Voters in 41 police force areas in England and Wales (excluding London) will be electing a Police and Crime Commissioner for their force area.

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected representatives who oversee how crime is tackled in a police force area. Their aim is to cut crime and to ensure the police force is effective.

Further information about the role is available from the Thames Valley PCC website, or the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Cherwell District Council (CDC) is the lead authority, and Yvonne Rees, the  PARO - Police Area Returning Officer - for the Thames Valley police area, which covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. 

For candidate and agent queries relating to the PCC elections, please email paro@cherwell-dc.gov.uk or visit their website here for more information.

Stantonbury Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

There is also a Neighbourhood Plan Referendum for Stantonbury on the 6 May 2021. Click here to get more details and information regarding the Neighbourhood Plan.

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Voting Safely in May

The choice on how to vote at May’s elections is yours, you can have your say by post, in person, or by proxy.

Polling stations will be open from 7am – 10pm. If you’re worried about going to a polling station, or can’t get to one, you can apply for a postal vote or appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf at your allocated polling station.

Please bear in mind that postal votes cannot be printed until after candidates are confirmed and ballot papers printed (from Monday 19 April). This means that it is not always possible for postal votes to reach addresses that are not local in time for them to be returned by 6 May, especially for those who have not already set up a postal vote.

For more information about voting safely, please see our Frequently Asked Questions, which are here. (PDF, 115KB)

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Information for Candidates

Information for prospective Borough candidates, including details of an online briefing session on Thursday 11 March at 6pm, is available here. (PDF, 194KB)

Nomination forms for Borough Council Candidates are available here. (ZIP, 973KB)

Information for prospective Parish Candidates and Parish Clerks, including an online briefing session on Tuesday 9 March, is available here. (PDF, 184KB)

Candidates and Agents Briefing Presentation - 11 March 2021 (PDF, 275KB)

Parish Elections Briefing Presentation - 9 March 2021 (PDF, 308KB)

Nomination forms for Parish Candidates are available here. (ZIP, 79KB)

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Election Notices

Local Election Notices

Notice of Election - Milton Keynes Borough (PDF, 119KB)

Statement of Persons Nominated (PDF, 158KB)

Notice of Election Agents (PDF, 198KB)

Parish Election Notices

Combined Parish Notice of Elections (PDF, 852KB)

Individual Parish Notice of Elections (ZIP, 1.6MB)

Statement of Persons Nominated (PDF, 363KB)

Statement of Persons Nominated (Individual Statements) (ZIP, 367KB)

Notice of Uncontested Elections (PDF, 1.3MB)

Notice of Uncontested Elections (Individual Notices) (ZIP, 1.4MB)

Stantonbury Neighbourhood Plan Notices

Notice of Referendum for Stantonbury Neighbourhood Plan (PDF, 105KB)

Police and Crime Commissioner Notices

Notice of Candidates Election Address Submission - Police and Crime Commissioner - Thames Valley Area (PDF, 113KB)

Notice of Elections - Police and Crime Commissioner - Thames Valley Area (PDF, 84KB)

Statement of Persons Nominated (PDF, 83KB)

Notice of Election Agents (PDF, 84KB)

Registration

The deadline to register to vote for these elections is midnight on Monday 19 April. If you have already registered to vote, you will be sent a poll card from 29 March. If you are unsure if you are registered to vote you can call Milton Keynes Council on 01908 254706 to check.

Registering to vote is simple and takes less than 5 minutes. You’ll need your National Insurance number. Apply to register online at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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Postal Voting Dates

The final deadline to apply for a postal vote is Tuesday 20 April (5pm). For those that have successfully applied before 8 April early postal votes will be sent from 19 April. Final postal votes will be sent from 26 April. Details of how to apply are available here.

Please note that we can accept good quality images (photographs or scanned documents) of completed application forms.

Proxy Voting Dates

The final deadline to apply to appoint a proxy is Tuesday 27 April (5pm). The person you appoint as a proxy will need to go to your allocated polling station to vote, or apply for a postal vote before 20 April. Details of how to apply to appoint a proxy are available here.

Please note that we can accept good quality images (photographs or scanned documents) of completed application forms.

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Last Updated: 13 April 2021