Elections 2017

You can find the Gloucestershire County Council election results here.


On the 4th May, Gloucestershire went to the polls to elect their representatives on the council for the next four years.  

The Conservative Group won 31 seats, Liberal Democrats 14, Labour five, Green two and one People Against Bureaucracy seat. 

The turn out for this election was 37.04%, an increase of 5.25% from the last county election which took place in 2013.  

We would like to thank all those who voted and all those across the county who staffed the 462 polling stations and worked overnight at the counts. 

Find out the results of the election

Local elections results 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

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 https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/

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

What did you vote for on 4 May?

The local election for Gloucestershire County Council took place on Thursday, 4 May, where you voted 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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