Information for candidates

The Notice(s) of Election for the Local Election and the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Elections will be published on 30 March 2020. The nomination period for both Elections closes at 4pm on Wednesday 8 April 2020.

Pre-Nomination Briefings 

There are 4 pre-nomination briefings which can be attended by prospective candidates to receive information and advice regarding the completion of nominations. They are all to take place in County Hall, Wakefield at the following times/dates:

  • Monday 23 March- afternoon session at 2pm or evening session at 5pm
  • Tuesday 24 March- afternoon session at 2pm or evening session at 5pm

The slides for the briefing will be available in due course.

If you like to confirm your attendance at a briefing or for further questions surrounding this then you can contact the Electoral Services office by email to elections@wakefield.gov.uk or call during our office hours on 01924 305023.

Post-Nomination Briefings

There will be post nomination briefings for all candidates after the close of nominations. Like the pre-nomination briefings these will take place at County Hall on the following times dates:

  • Tuesday 14 April- afternoon session at 2pm or evening session at 5pm
  • Wednesday 15 April- afternoon session at 2pm or evening session at 5pm

Further guidance

Further guidance about standing as a candidate in the upcoming Elections can be found on the Electoral Commission Website.

For guidance regarding becoming a candidate for the Local Election follow this link: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/local-elections-england

For guidance regarding becoming a candidate the PCC Election follow this link: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/police-and-crime-commissioner-elections

Contact us

Electoral Services Office

County Hall
Wakefield
WF1 2QW

01924 305023