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Upcoming elections

On Thursday 2 May 2019 a number of local elections will take place across Middlesbrough. These will include:

  • 20 local ward elections (46 Councillors)
  • the elected Mayor
  • Two Parish Council elections - Nunthorpe Parish Council and Stainton & Thornton Parish Council

Notices of election

What happens when?

There are several key dates and deadlines that you'll need to be aware of leading up to elections. You can download a PDF of key dates, or alternatively read the summary below:

  • Pre candidate briefing - Friday 8 March 2019 at 10am (Town Hall)
  • Notice of election - Monday 18 March 2019
  • Nominations open - Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 10am
  • Deadline for nominations - Wednesday 3 April 2019 at 4pm
  • Post candidate briefing (Local/Parish) - Thursday 4 April 2019 at 2pm (Town Hall)
  • Post candidate briefing (Mayoral) - Friday 5 April 2019 at 11am (Town Hall)
  • Polling day - 2 May 2019

Further detail will appear on this page closer to election time, however for further general information on the role of a councillor or standing for election please visit the following pages:

Have you ever considered standing as a councillor?

All the information you need about what councillors do and how to stand is available in our 'be a Middlesbrough councillor' booklet.

The council is providing briefing sessions for candidates, agents, and people considering standing as a candidate in the run up to the election.

The Chief Executive Tony Parkinson, who is also the council’s Returning Officer, will be holding a briefing session for all prospective candidates and their agents to discuss what being an Elected Member involves, and explain election processes.

The session will be held in the Council Chamber at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Friday 8 March (10am). The Elections team will also give an overview of the nomination process and election timetable.

If you're interested in representing your community, why not come along. The closing date for nominations to stand for election is 4pm on Wednesday 3 April.

Following the close of nominations, further briefings will be held for candidates and agents who have submitted their nomination to stand for election.

The local and parish council election candidate briefings will be held from 2pm to 4pm on Thursday 4 April in the Town Hall. They will cover postal voting, election day, the verification and the count, and what happens after the election.

The Mayoral election candidate briefing will be held from 11am to 1pm on Friday 5 April in the Old Fire Station in the Town Hall. It will cover the same as the local elections and candidate briefings, as well as including a meet and greet with council directors.

Information for candidates and agents is also available on the Electoral Commission website.

Location of the count centre

The count takes place at Middlesbrough Sports Village. The address is Alan Peacock Way, Middlesbrough, TS4 3AE. Please note, access is off Ladgate Lane and not Marton Road.

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