Some of you may know that there is a Parish Council election every 4 years which coincides with the Borough Council election. However, there is only ever a contested election if there are more candidates than seats available. In the case of Nailstone Parish Council there will have to be 6 or more candidates for the election to be contested. If there are 5 or less then those candidates will be elected unopposed.
Now is the chance for anyone who is interested in helping to make the Parish of Nailstone a better place to live by becoming a Parish Councillor. The process of getting nominated is simple and straightforward so almost anyone can ‘Have a go’.
Apart from the election to replace Councillor Spencer, on 8th February 2018, there has not been a contested election for over 50 years (that’s as far back as HBBC records go!).
The following links will give you all the information you need and further information and guidance can be obtained from Electoral Services at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.
A link to all the information on the Electoral Commission website can be found here. These guidance packs can also be obtained from the Parish Council Clerk, Helen Chadwick, after 7th March. Helen can be contacted on 07827 785836 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org You’ll also find the links to individual sections further down this page.
IMPORTANT HBBC will be having a candidates and agents briefing on 7 March at 6:30pm at the Hinckley Hub. Although this will focus more on the borough procedures than the parish. If you would like to attend this, it would be appreciated if you could complete this online form so that HBBC have an idea of numbers.
NOTE That HBBC will not be able to accept nomination papers until the Notice of Election has been published (keep an eye-out for it on the Parish Council website and noticeboards). This will take place on 22 March.
The timetable for all the various events associated with this election can be found here.
Guidance and Resources (only the essentials)
Can you stand for election? Link
Standing as an independent candidate. Link
Candidate spending. Link
The campaign. Link
Your right to attend key electoral events. Link
After the declaration of results. Link