Birch Green Ward By-Election

The By-Election for Birch Green Ward will take place on Thursday 21 November 2019.

The seat was last won by Claire Cooper

for Labour with 662 votes, a landslide victory. Whatever the reason for this by-election, it is once again a waste of council taxpayers’ money. Why not wait until May 2020?

Nomination period

Nomination papers can be delivered to the Returning Officer on any working days between Friday 18 October 2019 and Friday 25 October 2019 between the hours of 9.30am and 4.00pm.

Please contact the office on 01695 585014 or via if you would like us to send you a copy of the nomination papers. Alternatively you can download a copy from the Electoral Commission,

As a candidate you are entitled to request a copy of the electoral register to assist with your nomination. Please contact the office on 01695 585014 or for further information.

Postal vote delivery

Postal votes are expected to be despatched on 8 November 2019. They are despatched using Royal Mail First Class service and may be delivered as early as 9 November 2019.


The count will take place at Woodlands C P School, Heathgate, Skelmersdale after the close of poll.

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