By-election date announced for December

Residents of Glen Parva and Blaby are invited to vote for a new county councillor and district councillor

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Two by-elections have been called for Thursday 21 December to vote for a county councillor and district councillor in Blaby District.

The by-elections follow the recent resignation of Councillor Geoff Welsh, prompting the need for a new district councillor and county councillor.

Voters in the Blaby and Glen Parva division will choose their new county councillor, while constituents in the Glen Parva ward will vote for a new district councillor.

There is also an election being held on the same day for one parish councillor position on Blaby Parish Council.

Residents who are not already registered to vote must apply by midnight on 5 December on the Gov website.

Blaby District Council is in charge of running all the elections and the deadlines and information about candidate nominations, registering for a postal or proxy vote or applying for a free Voter Authority Certificate can be found on the Blaby District website.


The County Council makes decisions on local services and issues that affect us all.

Whether it is school places, roads, transport, local health, social care or waste disposal, everyone in Leicestershire uses one of these services or may need them in the future.

Often people miss out on the chance to vote by assuming they’re registered when they’re not - we’d encourage people not to miss out and make sure they use their vote.

Graeme Wardle, the council’s Head of Member Services

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Geoff Welsh for his long and valuable service to both Blaby District Council and Leicestershire County Council and wish him all the best.

His departure is an opportunity for a new member to join our Council and help shape the future of our District for the benefit of residents. If you feel you could make a difference then you have until 4pm on 24 November to submit your nomination paper. We will give you as much support as possible.

Julia Smith, Blaby District Council Chief Executive and (Deputy) Returning Officer

More information, including the candidates standing in the election, will be available on the council's website.

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Residents of Glen Parva and Blaby are invited to vote for a new county councillor and district councillor