Hyndburn Borough Council is split into 16 wards. Elections will be held on the 7 May 2020 in 12 of those wards. The hours of the Poll will be 7am to 10pm.
Elections will be held in:
- St Andrews
- St Oswalds
Police and Crime Commissioner Elections will be held in all of Hyndburn. Details can be found here.
Mayoral Petition Notice
Under the Local Government Act 2000, you can petition the council to hold a referendum on whether local people should elect a Mayor to lead the council instead.
A directly-elected mayor is elected by all the voters in the council’s area to be the head of the council’s decision making body. Having a directly elected mayor is a constitutional change and a referendum is held to give all voters in Hyndburn a chance to choose if they would want this arrangement.
In order to call a referendum for a directly elected mayor, a petition must be raised which is signed by 5% of local government electors that are included in the current Register of Electors. The verification figure is published annually in a formal notice: