Why an election is not happening in Potters Bar this year

PUBLISHED: 16:36 17 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:36 17 April 2018

Hertsmere Council leader Morris Bright. Photo: Hertsmere Council.

Hertsmere Council leader Morris Bright. Photo: Hertsmere Council.


The leader of Hertsmere Borough Council has released a statement after a number of residents asked why an election is not happening next month.

Following public consultation, in 2015 Hertsmere Borough Council changed its electoral cycle to whole council elections.

This means that all seats on the council are elected at the same time, once every four years.

As a result, the council does not have elections taking place in 2018.

Leader of the council, cllr Morris Bright MBE, said: “A number of residents have contacted the council to ask about Hertsmere’s elections, because they have seen messages from neighbouring authorities.

“Please be reassured that our diligent elections team would be putting out messages and information about elections, should they be taking place.”

The next scheduled whole council election will take place in May 2019, unless there is a by-election before that date.

To find out how to register to vote, visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/registeringtovote

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