Wakefield West by-election - Thursday 23 November

16/10/2017, PR8673

A by-election is taking place on Thursday 23 November, due to the resignation of Cllr Ryan Case who represented the Wakefield West No. 20 Ward of Wakefield Council.

Nominations open on 19 October and close at 4pm on Friday 27 October and candidate details will be published on the Council's website.

Poll cards will be issued to registered voters from Thursday 19 October.

Residents that are not registered to vote, including those who have moved house in the last few weeks, can register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. The deadline to register to vote in the by-election is midnight on Tuesday 7 November.

Merran McRae
Merran McRae

Merran McRae, Wakefield Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, said: “If you live in the Wakefield West Ward please check that you are registered and use your vote on 23 November.”

Applications for a postal vote must be made by 5pm on Wednesday 8 November. To vote by proxy, the deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 15 November. Information about voting by post or proxy can be found at

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on 23 November and residents can find details of the polling stations at

Residents can check if they are registered, or ask for further assistance, by calling 01924 305023 or emailing

The result of the by-election will be available on the Council website at
www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections on Friday 24 November.

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