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 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 Police and Crime Commissioner is held every fourth year, the last election being 5 May 2016. The the next election was due in May 2020 but was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and will now be held on 6th May 2021.
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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