Elections 4 May 2017
Elections are due to be held on Thursday 4 May 2017 for both Cambridgeshire County Council and for the first Mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Mayoral Election
The Returning Officer for the Combined Authority Mayoral Election is John Hill, Chief Executive of East Cambridgeshire District Council. Please contact this Council directly for more information about this election.
Cambridgeshire County Council Elections
All seats on the County Council will be up for election. Of these seats, 9 are in the Fenland District Council administrative area. The areas are Chatteris, March North and Waldersey, March South and Rural, Roman Bank and Peckover, Whittlesey North, Whittlesey South, Wisbech East and Wisbech West. Seven of these divisions are represented by a single member and one division (March North and Waldersey) is to be represented by two members.
Maps of the Electoral Divisions can be found here Maps and Statistics of the Electoral Divisions
Candidates can stand for a political party or as an independent. To stand for a political party, potential candidates must speak to the party directly.
Nomination papers for the aforementioned divisions must be delivered by hand to the Elections Team at Fenland Hall, County Road, March, Cambs, PE15 8NQ on working days between 9am on Thursday 23 March and 4pm on Tuesday 4 April. Appointments are advisable and can be made by calling 01354 622383. Forms received after this date and time will not be accepted.
Am I eligible to stand for Election
To stand for election you must be:
- at least 18 years old
- a British Citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the European Union
- registered to vote in Cambridgeshire or have lived, worked or owned/rented property or land in the county for at least 12 months before the election.
You cannot stand for election if you:
- work for Cambridgeshire County Council, or another local authority in a politically restricted post - this may include certain schools, fire services, Police or health services
- are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order
- have been sentenced to prison for three months or more (including suspended sentences) during the 5 years before election day
- have been convited of a corrupt or illegal practice by an election court.
For full information and guidance for standing as a candidate at local elections can be found on the Electoral Commission website.
Candidates and Agents Briefing
There will be a briefing for potential candidates and agents on Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 6.00pm in the Council Chamber at Fenland Hall. This briefing is in relation to the County Council election only and a separate briefing will be held by East Cambridgeshire District Council in relation to the Combined Authority Mayoral Election.
To register your interest in attending, please contact the Elections Team on 01354 622383 or via e-mail email@example.com.
Nomination packs to stand as a candidate in the Cambridgeshire County Council election can be downloaded here.
It is important to note that, while candidates do not have to live in the electoral division they stand for, people providing a signature to nominate a candidate must be registered to vote in the division.
Nomination packs can also be requested from Fenland District Council's Elections Team by contacting them on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01354 622383.
Find out more
Local Government Association's Be A Councillor website
Cambridgeshire County Council's councillor information