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LOCAL ELECTIONS 2023

 

Local Elections - May 2023

Local Election Update

Following the close of nominations for election of Councillors on 4 April 2023 a Notice of Result of Uncontested Election has been published by South Norfolk District Council and can be viewed here

Get elected and get involved!

Local elections are in May, and all current LPC Councillors will stand down. This is your opportunity to get elected, get involved and become a Parish Councillor!

 

The Council is involved in many different local projects, such as the community larder, Christmas lights, events, local facilities and open spaces.

 

Nominations open on the 17 March 2023, close at 4.00pm on the 4 April 2023, and you will have an opportunity to vote for your local representative on the 4 May 2023 (don’t forget to bring ID). 

 

Completed nominations for the district and parish/town must be hand delivered to the Horizon Centre (annex), Peachman Way, Norwich, NR7 0WF, between the hours of 9am and 4pm on any working day (Monday-Friday) before the deadline.

 

Please pop into the office to find out more about the Parish Council’s role in the community and to collect a nomination form.

 

More information can be found via South Norfolk Council’s website, available here.

South Norfolk Council Notice of Election can be viewed here

Or a nomination form can be downloaded from The Electoral Commission website here.

Am I eligible to be a Councillor?

To stand for election on a parish council, you must:  

·       be a UK or commonwealth citizen, or;

·       be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland,

·       be a least 18 years old.

To be eligible to stand for an election for a particular parish, you must:

·       be an elector of the parish, or;

·       for the whole of the previous 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish, or;

·       during the previous 12 months have worked in the parish (as your principal or only place of work), or;

·       for the whole of the previous 12 months lived in the parish or within three miles of the parish boundary.

Voter ID

From 4 May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling. If you don't have accepted photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, which is known as a Voter Authority Certificate.

Find out more about accepted forms of photo ID, how to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate, and what to expect on polling day.

For more information, click on this link: www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voter-id

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PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS

A councillor is a member of the council and is normally elected for a term of four years.  People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor for Loddon, although their personal, political views should not extend into their parish council work.

Becoming a parish councillor is a rewarding and valued form of public service. All councillors contribute to the work of the Parish Council by:

 

  • Having a say about the things they care about

  • Putting forward ideas for better services

  • Responding to the needs and views of parishioners

  • Seeking the best outcome to local issues

  • Getting involved in decision making

  • Helping to make Loddon a better place to live!

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