Daventry District Council Elections
A Notice of Election for the Abbey North Ward seat on Daventry District Council has been published following the resignation of Councillor Aiden Ramsey.
Potential candidates have until 4pm on Friday, 27 September 2019 to submit their nomination papers. You can find out more information on our becoming a councillor page
If the by-election is contested, then the polling day will be held on Thursday, 24 October 2019 and people living in the Abbey North Ward area of Daventry will be able to vote – this includes Middlemore, Timken, the Headlands, Drayton Park and part of Ashby Fields.
Councillor Ramsey was elected in May 2018 to the District Council seat, which is one of three covering the Abbey North electoral ward area.
Residents in the ward who are not already registered to vote would have until Tuesday, 8 October to do so if the by-election is contested. You can register to vote here
Daventry District Council is composed of 36 councillors, each chosen to represent a defined ward by their electors. Elections are held by thirds, which means that one third of the seats are subject to re-election in each of three successive years, with County Council elections held every fourth year. There are 16 electoral wards in the district.
Please note that local elections scheduled for Daventry District in May 2019 were postponed by the Government in the light of plans to restructure councils in Northamptonshire.
If a local councillor resigns or dies the 'seat' becomes vacant and a by-election may be called to find a replacement. A by-election can happen at any time provided the vacancy occurs at least six months before the date for normal elections.
The political make-up of Daventry District Council following the Brixworth by-election on 18 July 2019 is 29 Conservative, 5 Labour, and 2 Lib Dem.
Find details of your local councillors here