The election of town and parish councillors is held once every four years on the first Thursday in May. The next scheduled election for parish councils will take place in May 2023.
The election of councillors to serve on the Rutland County Council is held every fourth year on the first Thursday in May, the last full election of County councillors being in 2019. The next election will be on May 2023.
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is responsible for holding the Chief Constable and police force to account on the public's behalf, overseeing how crime is tackled in their area and aim to make sure the police are providing a good service. The election of the PCC is held every fourth year, however the the last election which was due in 2020 was held over due to COVID until 6 May 2021. The date of the next election has yet to be confirmed.
Parliamentary elections are held in response to Her Majesty the Queen dissolving Parliament and issuing a Writ to hold an election. The maximum term of office of a Government is five years. The last Parliamentary General Election was held on 12th December 2019. The next Parliamentary General Election will now be held on the first Thursday in May 2024.
European Parliamentary elections are held every five years on a date determined by the council of the European communities and takes place throughout Europe between Thursday and the following Sunday of the specified week. Elections were last held on 23 May 2019. Rutland was part of the East Midlands Region which was represented by five members of the European Parliament (MEP’s). Since the UK left the EU we no longer have MEPs and will no longer vote in European Parliamentary Elections.
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