Deanshanger Parish Council

Serving the people of Deanshanger

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Clerk: Mrs Teresa Floyd
3 Hayes Road, Deanshanger
Northamptonshire MK19 6HP

Tel: 01908 566373

On 6 May this year residents in Deanshanger will be able to vote for the councillors who will serve on the Parish Council and the new West Northamptonshire unitary council which will be created on 1 April 2021.

There are 13 Parish Council vacancies and 93 councillors will be elected for West Northamptonshire - three seats for each of the 31 electoral wards.

The new councillors will serve for four years, until the next set of elections in 2025.

It's time to think about who you want to represent your views and work on your behalf for the benefit of our community.

As a councillor representing your community you will help keep it a great place to live and work. You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training. You should be comfortable working electronically. You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of a team.

Potential candidates urged to find out more at elections briefing

People thinking of standing as a candidate in the West Northamptonshire Council or parish elections are encouraged to join in a briefing taking place soon.

People thinking about becoming a candidate or acting as an agent for either of these elections is urged to attend an online briefing session on Wednesday, 3 March, from 5.30pm.

The session, which will be held on Zoom, will cover the nominations process, key electoral information, dates and deadlines as well as setting out important details about the Covid safety measures being planned for candidates and agents.

Those wishing to attend should email electoralservices.ddc@westnorthants.gov.uk or call 01327 302326. The session will be recorded and available on YouTube later for those unable to attend.

Anna Earnshaw, Returning Officer for the West Northamptonshire elections and the Chief Executive of the new Council, said: "Anyone thinking of standing as a candidate or acting as their agent in the spring elections should attend this briefing.

"It will provide them with everything they need to know about taking part, including how to submit nominations, key dates and deadlines, as well as important information about Covid restrictions and the measures we'll be taking to minimise risks from the pandemic to voters."

Polling arrangements for West Northamptonshire and parish elections are currently being organised jointly by elections officers in Daventry District, South Northants and Northampton who will be brought together on 1 April as part of the new Council. To find out more about registering to vote, plus information on applying for postal and proxy votes, please visit your local district/borough website.