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Parliamentary Boundary Review 2023

In January 2021, the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) announced the start of their review of the Parliamentary constituencies in England. The BCE is required to report to Parliament by 1 July 2023.

Have Your Say! Public Consultation Open – 8 June 2021 to 2 August 2021 From 8 June 2021 until 2 August 2021, members of the public are invited to submit their views on the initial proposals published by the BCE.

The full proposals and guidance on the review is available here and opinions on the proposals can be submitted via the consultation website, here.

More information is also available on our Polling places and electoral boundaries webpage.

Annual Registration Canvass 2021

Our annual electoral registration canvass will begin in the week commencing 30 August. All residential properties in the district will receive a letter which is pre-printed with the details currently held on the Electoral Register for the property. Residents need to check the information and report any changes.

To find out more, please click the “Register to Vote” button below.

Recent Elections

Elections took place on Thursday, 6 May 2021 for all 21 wards of the Wakefield District Council and for the first West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayor. In some areas Town/Parish Council by elections were also held.

You can find the results of each of those elections by clicking the “Elections 2021” button below.

Current Parish and Town Council Casual Vacancies

For information about any current vacancies, please click the “Parish and Town Councils” button below.