Elections 2021

On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in North Northamptonshire will be able to vote for councillors to serve on the new council.

North Northamptonshire Council will take over all responsibilities formerly held by Corby Borough Council, East Northamptonshire Council, Kettering Borough Council, Borough Council of Wellingborough and Northamptonshire County Council.

A total of 78 councillors will be elected to the new council, which will replace the existing borough, district and county councils across the 4 areas on 1 April 2021.

3 seats in each of the following 26 wards will be up for election in the new North Northamptonshire Council area.
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  • Brickhill and Queensway
  • Burton and Broughton
  • Clover Hill
  • Corby Rural
  • Corby West
  • Croyland and Swanspool
  • Desborough
  • Earls Barton
  • Finedon
  • Hatton Park
  • Higham Ferrers
  • Irchester
  • Irthlingborough
  • Ise
  • Kingswood
  • Lloyds
  • Northall
  • Oakley
  • Oundle
  • Raunds
  • Rothwell and Mawsley
  • Rushden Pemberton West
  • Rushden South
  • Thrapston
  • Wicksteed
  • Windmill

Election dates and deadlines



Publication of Notice of Election Thursday 25 March

Deadline for receipt of nominations, withdrawal of candidate and appointment of election agent

4pm on Thursday 8 April

Publication of Notice Election Agents

Thursday 8 April

Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated

Friday 9 April

Deadline for registering to vote

Monday 19 April

Deadline for new postal vote applications

5pm on Tuesday 20 April

Publication of Notice of Poll

Tuesday 27 April

Deadline for new proxy applications

5pm on Tuesday 27 April

First date for re-issue of lost or spoilt postal ballot papers

Thursday 29 April

Polling day

7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May

Deadline for Emergency Proxy Applications and re-issue of lost of spoilt postal ballot papers

5pm on Thursday 6 May

Verification of ballot papers

Thursday 6 May

Counting of ballot papers and declaration of results for North Northamptonshire Council

Friday 7 May

Counting of ballot papers and declaration of results for town and parish councils in North Northamptonshire

Saturday 8 May and Sunday 9 May

Counting of ballot papers and declaration of results for Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Monday 10 May

Standing for election

Find out how to stand for election.

How to vote

Find out more about voting, including when and how to register to vote and apply for postal and proxy votes.

Work is underway to ensure that residents can cast their votes safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with a range of COVID-secure measures being planned to support electors, candidates and staff.

Polling, counting and results

The Returning Officer for the North Northamptonshire election is Rob Bridge, Chief Executive of the new North Northamptonshire Council. Rob Bridge is also the Police Area Returning Officer for the whole of Northamptonshire.

Polling and counting arrangements are being organised by North Northamptonshire Council. However, correspondence may come from satellite offices in Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough throughout the process. If you're not sure whether elections correspondence you receive is genuine, please contact your local elections office.

Media attendance at count

If you are a member of a media organisation and wish to attend the election count at Kettering Conference Centre, please complete this form.

Other elections

On polling day, residents will also be able to cast votes for the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and to elect representatives for many of their local town and parish councils, including the first elections to new town councils for Corby, Kettering, and Wellingborough.

There will also be Neighbourhood Planning Referendums held in Ecton and Gretton.

Why information is on a different website
We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the changes.