ELECTIONS 2021

Notice of Uncontested Election

Please click here for the Notice of Uncontested Election

for the election of Parish Councillors for Waddesdon on 6th May 2021


Notice of Election

Please click here for the Notice of Election 6th May 2021


Elections 2021

 Local elections will take place on 6th May 2021, including elections for:

  • Town and Parish Councillors across Buckinghamshire
  • Buckinghamshire Councillors
  • The Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)

Information for Voters

Due to Covid-19, the 2021 elections will be unlike any we’ve had before and voters may wish to vote differently this year.

Guidance on the following can be found on Buckinghamshire Council’s Elections Page:

  • Registering to vote (the deadline to register is 19 April)
  • Voting by post
  • Voting by proxy
  • Covid-19 measures for polling stations

Information for Parish Councillor Candidates

The Electoral Commission has lots of useful information for Parish Councillor candidates, including:

To apply, you will need to complete the Councillor Nomination Pack.

See Buckinghamshire Council’s Become a Councillor page  for details on how to submit your nomination pack.

Please email the Parish Clerk if you have any questions.


Interested in becoming a Parish Councillor?

Parish Councillors work together to serve the community. They come from different backgrounds and bring a diverse range of skills. Team work is important as no individual councillor can act in isolation. Here are some of the things Waddesdon Parish Councillors are currently involved with:
  • Attending full Council and Committee meetings
  • Representing the Council at meetings of local organisations
  • Planning – commenting on planning applications
  • Management of open spaces at School Lane & Frederick Street
  • Provision and maintenance of streetlights, benches and dog waste bins
  • Managing the Community Centre, Allotments and Cemetery
  • Finance – budget setting, governance and accountability
  • Special projects – new community facilities (Waddesdon Vision) and speed monitoring.

You don’t need to bring specific skills as enthusiasm and a willingness to work as a team to support your community are all that is needed.

It’s important Waddesdon has a contested election.  A  contested election means that all 9 members have to be elected, whether or not they have been a Councillor before.  So it is a completely level playing field.  If nine or fewer people put their names forward there will be no election and candidates will be automatically appointed to the new Council; any remaining vacancies filled by co-option.

Full Council Meetings take place every third Wednesday of the month at 8pm and last up to 2 hours. Some time is needed outside of these meetings too, to get involved locally in wider meetings. There are plenty of training opportunities which are paid for by the Parish Council.

The Parish Council has three standing committees, Finance, Planning and Events as well as working groups as and when needed.


Key Dates for Electoral Process

Monday 22 March

Monday 29 March

Publication of Notice of Election (local elections)

Publication of Notice of Election for PCC

Thursday 8 April, 4pmDeadline for receipt of nomination papers (including withdrawals) and notification of appointment of election agent
Friday 9 April, 4pm

Monday 19 April

Tuesday 20 April, 5pm

Tuesday 27 April, 5pm

Tuesday 27 April

Thursday 6 May

Thursday 6 May

Friday 7 May

Friday 7 May / Saturday 8 May (10am)

Names of candidates standing for election published

Deadline for registering to vote

Postal Vote application deadline (including postal proxy)

Proxy vote application deadline

Notice of Poll

Polling Day 7am – 10pm

Verification, 10.15pm *

Principal Election Count, 10am *

Town & Parish Council Counts. Will take place at the conclusion of the principal election count. *

*NB Provisional Date & Time