West Lancashire Borough Council – Elections 2021

Date and Timetable of the Elections

Following the postponement of the 2020 elections, the next ordinary elections for parishes are being held on Thursday 6 May 2021, when it is being combined with elections for West Lancashire Borough Council, Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Police & Crime Commissioner Elections.  The elections begin with the publication of the Notice of Election on Friday 26 March 2021.  The notice will be published on our website and locally. 

The nomination period is between 9.30 am and 4 pm on each working day from the day after the publication of the Notice of Election until the close of nominations at 4pm on Thursday 8 April. Withdrawals of candidates is permitted up to 4 pm on the same day.

“(As of January 2021 but subject to change) Given the current restrictions in place as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic, candidates are requested to call 01695 585013 and make an appointment to bring in their nomination paper during the aforementioned dates and times. The Council Offices are currently closed to the public, therefore anyone arriving without an appointment may not be able to get access to the building or hand their nomination form to the required persons”.

Qualifications to be a Councillor

A person is, apparently on some current performances, qualified to be elected and to be a borough and county councillor if they are (on the relevant day) an ignoramus, surly, arrogant, discourteous, and insensitive, to name a few traits patently obvious in some current members of the LCC and WLBC. They should be aware of who pays their annual allowances by taxation. It is NOT their political party!

He who pays the piper calls the tune? They can, apparently, be a British, Commonwealth, Irish, or European Union citizen.

Better to be independent, bold, unfettered, liberated, non partisan, possibly maverick. And live in the borough, be on the electoral register, and willing to commit to reducing the current number of elected members to WLBC by one third, a committed borough policy but ratted on year by year!

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