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The By-Election for the Clay Hill Ward member for Newbury Town Council (1 seat) is to be held on 6 May 2021. West Berkshire does not have a full District Council election this year.

Polling Stations will be in place on 6 May and will be subject to stringent Government Covid safety measures to ensure people can vote safely.

However, the Council is aware that many people will prefer to vote by post, particularly if they are vulnerable or shielding.  Applications for postal votes must be received at West Berkshire Council’s Market Street office in Newbury by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.

We’d also like to remind residents that they need to register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote if they haven’t already done so, or if they have recently moved to the district, so that they are able to vote. 

Residents can ensure that their electoral details are up to date by emailing vote@westberks.gov.uk 

More information can be found on the West Berkshire Council website:



Anyone wishing to stand in the local town and parish by-elections on 6  May 2021 should find all the information they need on the Electoral Commission website.

Nomination packs can be found at the website above or you can contact our office by emailing vote@westberks.gov.uk or call 01635 519464.

Nominations must be submitted by hand (postal nominations will not be accepted) to the Returning Officer at West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays. Please call to make an appointment and check our opening times. Nominations can be accepted upon publication of the notice of election on Monday 29 March 2021 but no later than 4pm on Thursday 8 April 2021. Please see the election timetable below for full details.

Candidates are responsible for their expenses and completed declaration forms must be returned to the Returning Officer at West Berkshire Council Offices by 4 June 2021.

For the ‘Combined timetable for elections in England’ on the 6th of May, click here.

For their ‘Supporting candidates and agents’ on elections during the coronavirus pandemic, click here.  


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