Darlington to decide as election is confirmed for May

Local Government (Borough) Elections and Parish Council Elections will take place on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, it has been announced.

Local Government (Borough) Elections and Parish Council Elections will take place on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, it has been announced.

Voters will be asked to decide who will represent them on Darlington Borough Council and their local parish council for the next four years.

Darlington Borough Council has 50 councillors across 20 wards, and all seats will be up for election in May.

The council is responsible for a wide range of services, including children and adult services, housing, regeneration, waste and recycling, highways, planning, public health and community safety.

The role of the councillors is to develop, decide and review the way these services are provided.

Darlington Decides

You can stand for election to be a councillor if you are British, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union, are at least 18 years old; and are registered to vote in the area in which you have lived, worked or owned property in for at least 12 months prior to the election.

There will be a pre-nomination briefing for prospective candidates, which will take place in Committee Room 2 at the Town Hall on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 5pm. Anyone interested in standing for election at the May polls is welcome to attend the briefing. 

Nomination papers for the forthcoming elections will then be available following the publication of the Notice of Election on Monday, March 18th, 2019.

If you wish to vote in the elections in May, you must be registered to vote. This can be done via the Government website. The deadline to register is Friday, April 12th, 2019.

For further information about the elections, visit the Darlington Borough Council website.

Source: Darlington Borough Council