By-election date announced for May

Resignation has triggered by-election in Burbage

Speech bubble with the text "Burbage by-election - Thursday 2 May 2024"

Burbage residents will be able to vote for a county councillor in a by-election this May. 

The by-election on 2 May has been prompted by the resignation of the current County Councillor Amanda Wright. 

Residents who are not already registered to vote need to apply by midnight on Tuesday, 16 April on the government's Register to Vote webpage.

Graeme Wardle, Leicestershire County Council’s Head of Member Services, said: “The County Council makes decisions on local services and issues that affect everyone in Leicestershire. 

“From roads and transport, local health and social care to school places and waste disposal school, we all use, or may need to use, the services that are offered across the county. 

“Please don’t assume you’re registered to vote. People miss out on the chance to vote by thinking they’re registered - we're urging people not to lose out on making their voice heard by using their vote.” 

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council will run the election on behalf of Leicestershire County Council. Information about deadlines and candidate nominations, registering for a postal or proxy vote, or applying for a free Voter Authority Certificate, can be found on the Voter Authority Certificate webpage.

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

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