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Elections 6 May 2021

Residents in Ribble Valley go to the polls on Thursday 6 May, in elections for Lancashire County Council and the Lancashire police and crime commissioner.

Byelections are also scheduled for the Ribble Valley wards of Billington and Langho, West Bradford and Grindleton, and Mellor.

Parish council Byelections are also scheduled for Bolton-by-Bowland, Gisburn Forest and Sawley, and Longridge Town Council. 
Elections will take place in Ribble Valley’s four county council divisions: Clitheroe, Longridge with Bowland, Ribble Valley North East and Ribble Valley South West.

Elections will also be held for the Lancashire police and crime commissioner, who has responsibility for governing Lancashire Constabulary and holding its chief constable to account.

There are three ways to vote at the elections – in person, by post or by proxy, which is when you appoint someone to vote on your behalf.
If you choose to vote in person, you are asked to keep yourself and others safe by:

  • Wearing a face covering
  • Bringing your own pen or pencil
  • Cleaning your hands when entering and leaving the polling station
  • Keeping a safe distance

You should not attend the polling station if you have symptoms of Covid-19, or have been asked to self-isolate, and provisions are in place if you need an emergency proxy vote for health reasons.  

To be eligible to vote in local elections you must be aged 18 or over (a person may register to vote at 16, but may not vote until they are 18), a British or qualifying Commonwealth citizen who has leave to enter and remain in the UK or does not require such leave, or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or other European Union (EU) member state.

The deadline for registering to vote for the May elections is midnight on Monday 19 April.

The deadline for applying for a new postal vote or making changes to an existing postal or proxy vote is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.

You can register to vote at or further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council’s elections team on 01200 414411.


Notices of Elections
Notices of the Elections Agents & Sub-agents
Statement of Persons Nominated
Uncontested Polls
Notices of Poll
  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire Police Area
  • Lancashire County Council - County Councillors
  • Ribble Valley Borough Council - Parish Councillors
  • Ribble Valley Borough Council - Borough Councillors


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