West Northamptonshire Council unitary election

West Northamptonshire Council unitary election

On 6 May this year residents in West Northamptonshire will be able to vote for councillors who will serve on the new Council.  West Northamptonshire is the area covering Daventry District, Northampton Borough and South Northamptonshire.  

A total of 93 councillors will be elected to the new Council, which will replace the existing district, borough and county councils across the three areas on 1 April 2021.

Three seats in each of the following 31 wards will be up for election in the new West Northamptonshire Council area:

Abington and Phippsville
Billing and Rectory Farm
Boothville and Parklands
Braunston and Crick
Dallington Spencer
Daventry East
Daventry West
Delapre and Rushmere
Duston East
Duston West and St. Crispin
East Hunsbury and Shelfleys
Hackleton and Grange Park
Kingsthorpe North
Kingsthorpe South
Long Buckby
Middleton Cheney
Nene Valley
Riverside Park
St. George
Towcester and Roade
Woodford and Weedon

On Polling Day residents will also be able to cast votes for the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and to elect representatives for many of their local town and parish councils.

Work is underway to ensure that residents can cast their votes safely during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with a range of Covid-safe measures being planned.

Timetable of proceedings

Publication of Notice of Election - Thursday, 25 March, 2021

Receipt of Nominations - 4pm on Thursday, 8 April 2021

Withdrawal of Candidate - 4pm on Thursday, 8 April 2021

Appointment of Election Agents - 4pm on Thursday, 8 April 2021

Publication of Notice of Election Agents - 4pm on Thursday, 8 April 2021

Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated - 4pm on Friday, 9 April 2021

Last date for registering to vote - Monday, 19 April 2021

Receipt of postal vote applications - 5pm on Tuesday, 20 April, 2021

Publication of Notice of Poll - Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Receipt of Proxy Vote applications - 5pm on Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Appointment of Poll and Count Agents - Wednesday, 28 April 2021

First day to issue replacement lost postal ballot papers - Thursday, 29 April 2021

Last day to issue replacement, spoilt or lost postal ballot papers - 5pm on Thursday, 6 May 2021

Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications - 5pm on Thursday, 6 May 2021

Day of Poll - 7am to 10pm, Thursday, 6 May 2021

The Returning Officer for the West Northamptonshire election is Anna Earnshaw, Chief Executive of the new West Northamptonshire Council.

Polling arrangements are being organised by West Northamptonshire Council however correspondence until 1 April may come from elections officers at Daventry District Council until this time.   

To check whether you are registered to vote, or to apply for a postal or proxy vote, email electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk or call 01327 871100.

If you need to register to vote, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, where you will be asked to provide your name, National Insurance number and date of birth.

For more information about standing as a candidate of acting as an agent in these elections, please visit our electoral nominations page

We will update this page with further information as it becomes available.

Further information can also be found on the website of the Electoral Commission.

This page was last updated on 05 February 2021.