West Suffolk Council

On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council were replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. We will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. You may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails, due to the change.

Current vacancies and elections

Elections on 23 May 2019

Election of Members to the European Parliament will take place in the UK on 23 May 2019, unless an agreement is approved by Parliament and the UK for the UK’s exit by 22 May. If the UK leaves at any time prior to polling day, the election will be cancelled. There are 751 Members of the European Parliament, of those 73 represent the UK with seven of them representing the East of England.

Who is standing for election?

The Notice of Persons Nominated for Election will be published here on Friday 26 April.

Make sure that you are registered to vote

Make sure you don’t miss your chance to have your say. If you want to vote, you’ll need to register by 7 May 2019.

Who is eligible to vote in these elections?

To vote in the European Parliamentary elections you will need to be registered to vote in the UK, aged 18 or over on 23 May 2019 and:
•    be a British citizen, a citizen of the European Union or a qualifying Commonwealth citizen who has leave to remain; and
•    not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote.

If you are a citizen of a European Union country (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Cyprus), you can either vote in the UK or in your home country. You can’t vote twice. 
To vote in the UK, Citizens of European Union countries (other than the UK, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Cyprus) must complete a UC1 form stating that they wish to vote in the UK and not in their home country. Electors registered as EU Citizens will be receiving UC1 forms with instructions on the process to follow after the Notice of Election has been published on 15 April 2019. The UC1 form can be found on the Your Vote Matters website.

If you are not registered to vote, you will need to apply to register and, if applicable, complete a UC1 before 7 May 2019 to vote at the European elections on.

Where can I vote?

Your polling station will be specified on your polling card, which will be delivered to all registered electors in the coming weeks. The Notice of Poll, including the full list of polling stations, will also be published here in due course.

Postal and proxy votes 

You can apply online for a postal or proxy vote at the Your Vote Matters website. The deadline to apply for a postal or proxy vote for the European Parliamentary elections is 15 May.

Please note, if you are already registered to vote you do not need to re-register.

For further information on the European Parliament elections, visit the website of the Your Vote Matters website

 

Elections on 2 May 2019

West Suffolk Council

Table of Election Notices by Ward

Ward Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll or Notice of Uncontested Election Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Situation of Polling Stations Declaration of Results
Abbeygate Abbeygate - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Abbeygate - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Abbeygate - Situation of Polling Station  
Bardwell Bardwell - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Bardwell - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Bardwell - Situation of Polling Station  
Barningham Barningham - Notice of Uncontested Election      
Barrow Barrow - Notice of Uncontested Election      
Brandon Central Brandon Central - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Brandon Central - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Brandon Central - Situation of Polling Station  
Brandon East Brandon East - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Brandon East - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Brandon East - Situation of Polling Station  
Brandon West Brandon West- Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Brandon West - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Brandon West - Situation of Polling Station  
Chedburgh and Chevington Chedburgh and Chevington- Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Chedburgh and Chevington - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Chedburgh and Chevington - Situation of Polling Station  
Clare, Hundon and Kedington Clare, Hundon and Kedington- Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Clare, Hundon and Kedington - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Clare, Hundon and Kedington - Situation of Polling Station  
Eastgate Eastgate - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Eastgate - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Eastgate - Situation of Polling Station  
Exning Exning - Notice of Uncontested Election      
Haverhill Central Haverhill Central - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Haverhill Central - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Haverhill Central - Situation of Polling Station  
Haverhill East Haverhill East - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Haverhill East - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Haverhill East - Situation of Polling Station  
Haverhill North Haverhill North - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Haverhill North - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Haverhill North - Situation of Polling Station  
Haverhill South Haverhill South - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Haverhill South - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Haverhill South - Situation of Polling Station  
Haverhill South East Haverhill South East - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Haverhill South East - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Haverhill South East - Situation of Polling Station  
Haverhill West Haverhill West - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Haverhill West - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Haverhill West - Situation of Polling Station  
Horringer Horringer - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Horringer - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Horringer - Situation of Polling Station  
Iceni Iceni - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Iceni - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Iceni - Situation of Polling Station  
Ixworth Ixworth - Notice of Uncontested Election      
Kentford and Moulton Kentford and Moulton - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Kentford and Moulton - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Kentford and Moulton - Situation of Polling Station  
Lakenheath Lakenheath - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Lakenheath - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Lakenheath - Situation of Polling Station  
Manor Manor - Notice of Uncontested Election      
Mildenhall Great Heath Mildenhall Great Heath - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Mildenhall Great Heath - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Mildenhall Great Heath - Situation of Polling Station  
Mildenhall Kingsway and Market Mildenhall Kingsway and Market - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Mildenhall Kingsway and Market - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Mildenhall Kingsway and Market - Situation of Polling Station  
Mildenhall Queensway Mildenhall Queensway - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Mildenhall Queensway - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Mildenhall Queensway - Situation of Polling Station  
Minden Minden - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Minden - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Minden - Situation of Polling Station  
Moreton Hall Moreton Hall - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Moreton Hall - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Moreton Hall - Situation of Polling Station  
Newmarket East Newmarket East - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Newmarket East - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Newmarket East - Situation of Polling Station  
Newmarket North Newmarket North - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Newmarket North - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Newmarket North - Situation of Polling Station  
Newmarket West Newmarket West - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Newmarket West - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Newmarket West - Situation of Polling Station  
Pakenham and Troston Pakenham and Troston - Notice of Uncontested Election      
Risby Risby - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Risby - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Risby - Situation of Polling Station  
Rougham Rougham - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Rougham - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Rougham - Situation of Polling Station  
Southgate Southgate - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Southgate - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Southgate - Situation of Polling Station  
Stanton Stanton - Notice of Uncontested Election      
St Olaves St Olaves - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll St Olaves - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices St Olaves - Situation of Polling Station  
The Fornhams and Great Barton The Fornhams and Great Barton - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll The Fornhams and Great Barton - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices The Fornhams and Great Barton - Situation of Polling Station  
The Rows The Rows - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll The Rows - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices The Rows - Situation of Polling Station  
Tollgate Tollgate - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Tollgate - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Tollgate - Situation of Polling Station  
Westgate Westgate - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Westgate - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Westgate - Situation of Polling Station  
Whepstead and Wickhambrook Whepstead and Wickhambrook - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Whepstead and Wickhambrook - Notice of Election Agents' Names and Offices Whepstead and Wickhambrook - Situation of Polling Station  
Withersfield Withersfield - Notice of Uncontested Election      

 

Parish and town council

Table of Election Notices by Parish

Parish Notice of Election Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll or Notice of Uncontested Election Situation of Polling Stations Declaration of Results
Bardwell Bardwell - Notice of Election Bardwell - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Barnham Barnham - Notice of Election Barnham - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Barningham Barningham - Notice of Election Barningham - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Barrow Barrow - Notice of Election Barrow - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Barton Mills Barton Mills - Notice of Election Barton Mills - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill - Notice of Election Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Bradfield Combust with Stanningfield Bradfield Combust with Stanningfield - Notice of Election Bradfield Combust with Stanningfield - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Bradfield St Clare Bradfield St Clare - Notice of Election Bradfield St Clare - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Bradfield St George Bradfield St George - Notice of Election Bradfield St George - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Brandon Town Council

Brandon Town Council - Notice of Election

Brandon Central - Notice of Uncontested Election

   

Brandon East - Notice of Uncontested Election

   

Brandon West - Notice of Uncontested Election

   
Brockley

Brockley - Notice of Election

Brockley - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Bury St Edmunds Town Council

Bury St Edmunds Town Council - Notice of Election

Bury St Edmunds (Abbeygate) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Bury St Edmunds (Abbeygate) - Situation of Polling Station

 
Bury St Edmunds (Eastgate) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Bury St Edmunds (Eastgate) - Situation of Polling Station  
Bury St Edmunds (Minden) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Bury St Edmunds (Minden) - Situation of Polling Station  
Bury St Edmunds (Moreton Hall) - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Bury St Edmunds (Out Westgate) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Bury St Edmunds (Out Westgate) - Situation of Polling Station  
Bury St Edmunds (Southgate) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Bury St Edmunds (Southgate) - Situation of Polling Station  
Bury St Edmunds (St Olaves) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Bury St Edmunds (St Olaves) - Situation of Polling Station  
Bury St Edmunds (Tollgate) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Bury St Edmunds (Tollgate) - Situation of Polling Station  
Bury St Edmunds (Westgate) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Bury St Edmunds (Westgate) - Situation of Polling Station

 
Cavendish

Cavendish - Notice of Election

Cavendish - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Chedburgh

Chedburgh - Notice of Election

Chedburgh - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Chevington

Chevington - Notice of Election

Chevington - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Clare Town Council

Clare Town Council - Notice of Election 

Clare Town Council - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Clare Town Council - Situation of Polling Station  
Coney Weston

Coney Weston - Notice of Election

Coney Weston - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Cowlinge

Cowlinge - Notice of Election

Cowlinge - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Culford

Culford - Notice of Election

Culford - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Dalham 

Dalham - Notice of Election

Dalham - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Denham Denham - Notice of Election Denham - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Depden

Depden - Notice of Election

Depden - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Elveden

Elveden - Notice of Election

Elveden - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Eriswell  Eriswell - Notice of Election Eriswell - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Exning

Exning - Notice of Election

Exning - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Fakenham Magna

Fakenham Magna - Notice of Election

Fakenham Magna - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Flempton

Flempton - Notice of Election

Flempton - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Fornham All Saints

Fornham All Saints - Notice of Election

Fornham All Saints - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Fornham St Genevieve Fornham St Genevieve - Notice of Election  Fornham St Genevieve - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Fornham St Martin

Fornham St Martin - Notice of Election

Fornham St Martin - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Fornham St Martin - Situation of Polling Station  
Freckenham

Freckenham - Notice of Election

Freckenham - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Gazeley

Gazeley - Notice of Election

Gazeley - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Great Barton

Great Barton - Notice of Election 

Great Barton (North) - Notice of Uncontested Election

   

Great Barton (Severals) - Notice of Uncontested Election

   
Great Bradley

Great Bradley - Notice of Election

Great Bradley - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Great Livermere

Great Livermere - Notice of Election

Great Livermere - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Great Thurlow

Great Thurlow - Notice of Election

Great Thurlow - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Great Whelnetham

Great Whelnetham - Notice of Election

Great Whelnetham - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Great Wratting

Great Wratting - Notice of Election

Great Wratting - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Hargrave

Hargrave - Notice of Election

Hargrave - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Haverhill Town Council

Haverhill Town Council - Notice of Election

Haverhill (Central) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Haverhill (Central) - Situation of Polling Station  
Haverhill (East) - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Haverhill (Mount Road) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Haverhill (Mount Road) - Situation of Polling Station  

Haverhill (North) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Haverhill (North) - Situation of Polling Station  

Haverhill (South) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Haverhill (South) - Situation of Polling Station  

Haverhill (South East) - Notice of Uncontested Election

   

Haverhill (West) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Haverhill (West) - Situation of Polling Station  
Hawkedon

Hawkedon - Notice of Election

Hawkedon - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Hawstead

Hawstead - Notice of Election

Hawstead - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Hengrave Hengrave - Notice of Election Hengrave - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Hepworth

Hepworth - Notice of Election

Hepworth - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Herringswell

Herringswell - Notice of Election

Herringswell - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Honington

Honington - Notice of Election

Honington (Station) - Notice of Uncontested Election

   

Honington (Village) - Notice of Uncontested Election

   
Hopton

Hopton - Notice of Election

Hopton - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Horringer

Horringer - Notice of Election

Horringer - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Hundon

Hundon - Notice of Election

Hundon - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Icklingham

Icklingham - Notice of Election

Icklingham - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Ickworth

Ickworth - Notice of Election

Ickworth - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Ingham

Ingham - Notice of Election

Ingham - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Ixworth 

Ixworth - Notice of Election

Ixworth - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Ixworth Thorpe

Ixworth Thorpe - Notice of Election

Ixworth Thorpe - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Kedington

Kedington - Notice of Election 

Kedington - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Kentford 

Kentford - Notice of Election

Kentford - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Knettishall

Knettishall - Notice of Election

Knettishall - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Lackford

Lackford - Notice of Election

Lackford - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Lakenheath 

Lakenheath - Notice of Election

Lakenheath (Sedge Fen) - Notice of Uncontested Election

   

Lakenheath (Village) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Lakenheath (Village) - Situation of Polling Station   
Lidgate

Lidgate - Notice of Election

Lidgate - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Little Thurlow

Little Thurlow - Notice of Election

Little Thurlow - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Little Whelnetham  Little Whelnetham - Notice of Election Little Whelnetham - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Market Weston

Market Weston - Notice of Election

Market Weston - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Mildenhall Town Council

Mildenhall Town Council - Notice of Election

Mildenhall (Great Heath) - Notice of Uncontested Election

   

Mildenhall (Kingsway and Market) - Notice of Uncontested Election

   

Mildenhall (Queensway) - Notice of Uncontested Election

   
Moulton

Moulton - Notice of Election

Moulton - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Newmarket Town Council

Newmarket Town Council - Notice of Election

Newmarket (All Saints) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Newmarket (All Saints) - Situation of Polling Station  

Newmarket (Freshfields) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Newmarket (Freshfields) - Situation of Polling Station  

Newmarket (Scaltback) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Newmarket (Scaltback) - Situation of Polling Station  

Newmarket (Severals) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Newmarket (Severals) - Situation of Polling Station  

Newmarket (Studlands) - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Newmarket (Studlands) - Situation of Polling Station  
Nowton

Nowton - Notice of Election

Nowton - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Ousden

Ousden - Notice of Election

Ousden - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Pakenham

Pakenham - Notice of Election

Pakenham - Notice of Uncontested Election     
Poslingford

Poslingford - Notice of Election

Poslingford - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Red Lodge

Red Lodge - Notice of Election

Red Lodge - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Red Lodge - Situation of Polling Station  
Risby 

Risby - Notice of Election

Risby - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Rushbrooke with Rougham

Rushbrooke with Rougham - Notice of Election

Rushbrooke with Rougham (North) - Notice of Uncontested Election

   

Rushbrooke with Rougham (South) - Notice of Uncontested Election

 

 
Santon Downham 

Santon Downham - Notice of Election

Santon Downham - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Sapiston

Sapiston - Notice of Election

Sapiston - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Stansfield

Stansfield - Notice of Election

Stansfield - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Stanton

Stanton - Notice of Election

Stanton - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Stoke By Clare

Stoke by Clare - Notice of Election

Stoke By Clare - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Stradishall

Stradishall - Notice of Election

Stradishall - Notice of Uncontested Election    
The Saxhams

The Saxhams - Notice of Election

The Saxhams - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Thelnetham

Thelnetham - Notice of Election

Thelnetham - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Troston

Troston - Notice of Election

Troston - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Tuddenham

Tuddenham - Notice of Election 

Tuddenham - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Tuddenham - Situation of Polling Station  
West Row

West Row - Notice of Election

West Row - Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll West Row - Situation of Polling Station  
West Stow West Stow - Notice of Election West Stow - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Westley

Westley - Notice of Election

Westley - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Whepstead

Whepstead - Notice of Election

Whepstead - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Wickhambrook

Wickhambrook - Notice of Election

Wickhambrook - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Withersfield

Withersfield - Notice of Election

Withersfield - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Wordwell Wordwell - Notice of Election Wordwell - Notice of Uncontested Election    
Worlington

Worlington - Notice of Election

Worlington - Notice of Uncontested Election    

 

Casual vacancies

If a councillor leaves their seat during the course of their term, a casual vacancy will occur. This may happen because a councillor has resigned, passed away, become disqualified (or ceased to be qualified) or because of a failure to take up office.

The rules for casual vacancies are different depending on whether the seat is for a district or county council, or for a parish or town council, however, a notice of vacancy will be displayed to advertise the vacancy.

The list of current vacancies can be found below.

By-elections

If an election is called following a notice of vacancy being displayed, a by-election would be held. The date for the by-election will be set within required timescales and it would be advertised by the publication of a notice of election which marks the start of the election process.

Details of any by elections can be found below.

How to request an election

District and county councils

When a councillor's seat becomes vacant, a notice of vacancy will be displayed to advertise that vacancy.

The notice explains that an election can be called by a request, made in writing, to the council's proper officer by two electors from the authority’s area.

If an election is called, it must be held within 35 days of the notice. The exception to this is that if a vacancy occurs within six months of the date of the next scheduled elections, the vacancy is carried over to the next elections. The seat will remain vacant during that time and no by-election will be held.

Parish and town councils

The parish or town clerk will display a notice of vacancy in the parish area. The notice shall explain that an election can be called by a request, made in writing, to the district council's proper officer by 10 electors from the parish area, within 14 working days of the date of the notice.

If an election is called, it must be held within 60 days of the notice. If no request is received then the town/parish council may choose to appoint someone by co-option into the vacant seat.

The notice of vacancy must run its course before the town/parish council has the opportunity to co-opt a new councillor as this gives the electors of the parish a chance to call an election if they wish to.

If the vacancy occurs within six months of the date of the next scheduled elections for that council then no election will be held, and the seat may remain vacant until it is filled at the next elections, or the council may choose to appoint someone by co-option into the vacant seat.

Past election results 

For details of past election results visit our election results pages.