Councillors, democracy and elections

Welcome to Council, Democracy and Elections

Elections are held to elect the people who represent you on Hyndburn Borough Council, Lancashire County Council, the European Parliament, and at a national level, the House of Commons.

You are allowed to vote if your name is on the Register of Electors and you are –

  • 18 or over
  • a British, Commonwealth, Irish, or other EU citizen
  • an overseas elector (Parliamentary/European Elections only)
  • a member of HM Forces or their spouses
  • a Crown Servant employed outside the UK
  • a European citizen (European/Local Elections only)

Hyndburn Borough Council has 35 councillors representing the 16 wards in the borough.  Each councillor is elected for a four-year term and stands for election on a rota basis.

Local elections are held in three out of every four years and the next local elections are in 2016.

A by-election or casual vacancy can occur due to resignation or death of a councillor.

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