Elections are a democratic process in which citizens over the age of 18 elect political candidates to represent them and their interests locally (on the District and Parish Councils), nationally (in Parliament) or internationally (in the European Parliament).
District and Parish Council Elections
District and Parish Council elections are held on the first Thursday in May, once every four years. The last elections were held on 2nd May 2019 and the results can be found below.
Blaby District is made up of 18 Wards with between 1 and 3 representatives for these Wards. There are a total of 36 seats.
There are 24 Parishes in Blaby District, of which 19 have Parish Councils to which representatives are elected every 4 years held at the same time as the District elections. There are a total of 244 seats.
County Council Elections
County Council elections are, likewise, held on the first Thursday in May, once every four years. The last elections were held on 6th May 2021.
In Blaby District there are 8 divisions for the County Council, each represented by 1 Councillor.
Parliamentary General Election
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, however elections are usually held before that time has expired. A "snap" Parliamentary election was held on the 8th June 2018. The next general election in the United Kingdom is scheduled to be held on 5 May 2022 under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011
Blaby District is split between two Parliamentary Constituencies, South Leicestershire and Charnwood, each represented by one member of Parliament (MP).