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Elections 2021


The results and turnout for the various elections will be made available as they are announced:

2021 election results

Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2021

On 6 May 2021, electors in the North West Region will have the opportunity to elect the Police Crime Commissioner for Cheshire. Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) make sure that the local police in your area are meeting the needs of the community. Elections for the (PCC) take place every four years.

The Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) is responsible for overall co-ordination of the Police Crime Commissioner Election but will need to liaise with the Local Returning Officer (LRO). who has responsibility for printing the local ballot papers, verification and counting of ballot papers and submission of figures to the Regional Returning Officer.

The Police Area Returning Officer for Cheshire is David Parr at Halton Borough Council. They will run the nomination process, liaise with candidates and agents, collate the verification and count figures, and calculate and declare the result of this election.

The Local Returning Officers are also appointed at each local authority in the Police Authority area who will administer the remaining election processes like registration, managing postal and proxy voting, running polling stations and verification and counting of ballot papers and submission of figures to the Police Area Returning Officer.

The Local Returning Officer for Cheshire West and Chester Council is Andrew Lewis.

Cheshire PCC election | Guidance for candidates and agents

For further information on the PCC visit:

The Council is in the process of developing plans for the PCC Election in the Cheshire area looking at how polling station and the count will operate in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will do what we can to make polling station safe, however you may decide that you want to register for a postal vote and you can do this by contacting the Elections Team for an application form:

Additional polls scheduled for 6 May 2021 in west Cheshire

Local by-elections

Parish and town council


Frodsham Town Council - Lakes Ward

Frodsham Town Council - Waterside Ward

Malpas Parish Council

Moulton Parish Council

Northwich Town Council - Northwich Winnington and Castle Ward

Neighbourhood Plan referendums

Standing as a candidate: Local by-elections, and town/parish council elections

A candidate and agents briefing for local by-elections, town/parish council elections was held on Tuesday, 16 March 2021. Further information on the election was provided to potential candidates and agents.

If you are interested in attending or in standing as a candidate at these elections then please email for further information and to request a nomination pack. Alternatively, you can visit the Electoral Commission website.

No deposit is required to stand as a candidate in the local, town/parish elections.

Deadline for nomination papers

The deadline to submit completed nomination papers is 4pm on Thursday, 8 April 2021 and a full list of validly nominated candidates will be published on this website soon after.

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