Elections

2021 Elections

 Local elections will take place on 6th May 2021, including elections for:  

  • Town and Parish Councillors across Buckinghamshire
  • Buckinghamshire Councillors
  • The Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)
The Notice of Election for Parish Councillors in the Aylesbury Vale Area was issued on 22nd March 2021.
Information for Voters

Due to Covid-19, the 2021 elections will be unlike any we've had before and voters may wish to vote differently this year.

Guidance on the following can be found on Buckinghamshire Council's Elections Page

  • Registering to vote (the deadline to register is 19 April)
  • Voting by post
  • Voting by proxy
  • Covid-19 measures for polling stations
Information for Parish Councillor Candidates

The Electoral Commission has lots of useful information for Parish Councillor candidates, including: 

To apply, you will need to complete the Councillor Nomination Pack.

See Buckinghamshire Council's Become a Councillor page  for details on how to submit your nomination pack. 

The deadline for receipt of nomination papers is Thursday 8 April, 4pm.  

Please contact clerk@haddenham-bucks-pc.gov.uk if you have any questions.

Interested in becoming a Parish Councillor? 

Parish Councillors work together to serve the community. They come from different backgrounds and bring a diverse range of skills. Team work is important as no individual councillor can act in isolation. Here are some of the things Haddenham Parish Councillors are currently involved with:

  • Attending full Council and Committee meetings
  • Representing the Council at meetings of local organisations
  • Planning – commenting on planning applications, supporting the neighbourhood plan
  • Management of open spaces at Woodways, Sheerstock and Banks Park
  • Provision and maintenance of streetlights, benches, and dog waste bins
  • Managing the Allotments, Community Orchard and Snakemoor Nature Reserve.
  • Finance – budget setting, governance and accountability, risk assessment
  • Special projects – for example new community facilities, parking restrictions and speed monitoring.

You don’t need to bring specific skills as enthusiasm and a willingness to work as a team to support your community are all that is needed.

Parish Council Meetings

You will need to be available on Monday evenings to attend Parish Council and Committee meetings. The Parish Council has four standing committees, Environment, Finance and General Purposes, Planning and Personnel as well as sub-committees for the Allotments and Community Orchard. Meetings generally take place every third Monday.

Key Dates for Electoral Process

Monday 22 March Publication of Notice of Election (local elections)

Monday 29 March Publication of Notice of Election for PCC

Thursday 8 April, 4pm Deadline for receipt of nomination papers (including withdrawals) and notification of appointment of election agent

Friday 9 April, 4pm Names of candidates standing for election published

Monday 19 April Deadline for registering to vote

Tuesday 20 April, 5pm Postal Vote application deadline (including postal proxy)

Tuesday 27 April, 5pm Proxy vote application deadline

Tuesday 27 April Notice of Poll

Thursday 6 May Polling Day 7am – 10pm

Thursday 6 May Verification, 10.15pm *

Friday 7 May Principal Election Count, 10am *

Friday 7 May / Saturday 8 May (10am) Town & Parish Council Counts. Will take place at the conclusion of the principal election count. *

*NB Provisional Date & Time