County Council elections 2017

Find out who is standing in the Gloucestershire County Council elections on 4 May

Find out who is standing

Elections 2017

Gloucestershire County Council will hold local (county) elections on 4th May 2017. Remember to register to vote so you can have your say.

On Thursday 4th May, elections will take place across the 53 electoral divisions which make up Gloucestershire County Council. These elections will determine how the county council is run. The last local (county) election took place in 2013.


Please click on the division you live in to find out who is standing in the Gloucestershire County Council election on 4 May 2017

If you are not sure which division you are in you can check by using the postcode search on here.

Registrations for the local (county) election have now closed.

The deadline to register to vote was Thursday 13 April. Anyone who has not registered by this date will not be able to vote in this election on 4 May.

The applications have now closed for postal and proxy votes.

The deadline to return application forms was Tuesday 18 April at 5pm for postal votes and Tuesday 25 April at 5pm for proxy.

You can still vote in person on 4 May at your polling station.

Publish Notice of Election  

  • Friday 24 March 2017

Closing date for receipt of nominations

  • Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 4pm

Closing date for withdrawal of nominations

  • Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 4pm

Appointment of election agents

  • Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 4pm 

Publish Statement of Persons Nominated

  • No later than Wednesday 5 April 2017 at 4pm 

Deadline to register to vote

  • By Thursday 13 April 2017 

Deadline to register for postal and postal proxy votes, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes

  • By Tuesday 18 April 2017 at 5pm

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)

  • By Tuesday 25 April 2017 at 5pm

Publish Notice of Poll

  • No later than Tuesday 25 April 2017

Closing date for the appointment of polling and counting agents

  • Wednesday 26 April 2017


  • Thursday 4 May 2017

Please see below the member induction programme. Sessions will be held from May 2017 through to July 2017. Some session content to be finalised in the coming weeks.

Member induction programme


Remember, local elections are #OnYourDoorstep. Have your say on 4 May!


Please note, the local (county) election and the General Election are separate.

The General Election takes place on 8 June 2017.

There is still time to register to vote in the General Election. The deadline to register in the General Election is 22 May 2017.

If you are not registered to vote;

fill out an online application

If you do not have access to the internet, call your Local Electoral Registration office to register (see details below). You will need this information:

  • Current and previous address
  • Date of Birth
  • National Insurance Number (If you do not know your NI number you should contact the elections office)

Local Electoral Registration Offices

  • Gloucester City Council Tel: 01452 396203
  • Forest of Dean District Council Tel: 01594 812628
  • Cheltenham Borough Council Tel: 01242 264132
  • Stroud District Council Tel: 01453 754887
  • Cotswold District Council Tel: 01285 623000
  • Tewkesbury Borough Council Tel: 01684 272025

For more information about the general election, go to

The two elections are entirely separate but both provide an important opportunity for you to have your say.


What are you voting for on 4 May?

The local election for Gloucestershire County Council takes place on Thursday, 4 May, where you can vote for your county councillors. Councillors represent areas known as divisions and serve for four years.  They make important decisions on how Gloucestershire County Council operates. The council has a budget of more than £400 million and looks after a range of local services including:

  • Infrastructure, including roads, pavements and street lighting;
  • Children’s social care, including adoption, fostering and over seeing schools admissions;
  • Adults social care, including caring for elderly people and looking after vulnerable adults;
  • Communities, including running libraries;
  • Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, and Trading Standards.


What are you voting for on 8 June?

The General Election takes place on Thursday, 8 June, where you can vote for a Member of Parliament (MP) to represent you in the House of Commons.

There are six MPs in Gloucestershire representing Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Forest of Dean, Stroud and the Cotswolds. MPs represent residents of these areas and their usual term of office is five years.  They sit in the House of Commons in Westminster and vote on issues which affect how the whole country is run. MPs consider and propose new laws, and can raise questions about current issues with government ministers.  They also have the opportunity to sit on government select committees looking at particular services, for example the Public Accounts Committee.

There is still time to register to vote in the General Election. The deadline is Monday, 22 May.

If you are not registered to vote it only takes a few minutes; fill out an online application

Your vote really does matter in both elections. This is your chance to say how you want your county councillor and MP to represent you. You will be sent a polling card with the information on where to go to vote.  If you have applied for a postal vote you will receive your ballot paper, along with instructions on what to do, in the post.  Whichever way you are voting, it is quick and easy.  If you need any more information about electoral registration or voting, please contact the district council who will be able to advise you.

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