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elections

On this page you can find details of forthcoming elections and how to find out about further councillor vacancies. Vacancies can occur at any time through councillor resignation, or any number of other reasons.

Any forthcoming elections to parish or town councils are shown on the parish vacancies page - see link below under related pages. 

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  • For further general information and advice please see the other 'election' pages under related pages
  • For additional information and advice contact Electoral Services

further information

Broadland District Council runs the elections for the Broadland area.

forthcoming elections

By-election for a District Councillor - Wroxham Ward

Following the resignation of Liberal Democrat Ben McGilvray, a by-election is to be held for a District Councillor for the Wroxham Ward on Thursday 20 March 2014. Details of this by-election can be found in the above documents.

Referendum - Sprowston Neighbourhood Development Plan

A referendum on the proposed Sprowston Neighbourhood Development Plan will be held on Thursday 20 March 2014. Details can be found in the above documents. Click on the blue link for full details about the proposed Sprowston Neighbourhood Development Plan.

types of elections

Local elections - Broadland District Council

Broadland District Council is made up of 47 Members representing 27 wards, they are elected every four years. The next planned elections will take place in May 2015, the last ones were held on Thursday 5 May 2011.

Norfolk County Council

Every four years there is an election for the 84 County Councillors who represent their communities in Norfolk. The next planned Norfolk County elections will be in May 2017, the most recent ones were held on 2 May 2013. 

Parish and town councils

There are 63 parish and town councils and parish meetings in Broadland, some of these are divided into wards. The most recent parish and town council elections were held on Thursday 5 May 2011, the next ones are planned for May 2015.

Parliament

Broadland District Council runs the Parliamentary elections for the Broadland and Norwich North constituencies. Parliamentary elections are held on a date decided by the Prime Minister, which must be within five years of the last General Election. The last Parliamentary Election was held on Thursday 6 May 2010. The next planned election will be in May 2015.

European Parliament

Broadland District Council is responsible for conducting the European Parliamentary elections for the district within the European Parliamentary Constituency (Eastern Region), one of nine electoral regions in England. European Parliamentary elections are held every five years on a date fixed by the European Parliament and Members serve for the full five year term of office. The next European Parliamentary election will be held on Thursday 22 May 2014.

Police and Crime Commissioner

The first ever election for a Police and Crime Commissioner was held on 15 November 2012. The Commissioner is accountable for how crime is tackled in their police force areas. The next planned Police and Crime Commissioner election will take place in May 2016.