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Parliamentary Election 8 June 2017

Writ Delivery For 2017 Parliamentary Election For Website2The Acting Returning Officer for West Lancashire Constituency is pictured right receiving the Writ from the Queen, noting the start of the election timetable for the Parliamentary election to be held on 8 June 2017.

The candidates are now confirmed and can be viewed on the Notice of Poll and Statement of Persons Nominated below.

West Lancashire Constituency

 South Ribble Constituency

West Lancashire Borough Council is divided between two parliamentary constituencies. Residents in the northern wards of the borough; Hesketh-with-Becconsall,  North Meols, Rufford and Tarleton are part of South Ribble constituency and will be voting for the MP for South Ribble.

Residents of the remaining 21 wards of West Lancashire Borough Council are part of West Lancashire constituency and will be voting for the MP for West Lancashire.

Please refer to the map for further information:

Map reference 2, 13, 14 and 15 (pink area) are the parts of the borough falling within South Ribble.

Information for voters

  • Proxy vote application deadline: 31 May (5.00pm.)  Find more on proxy votes
  • Postal vote delivery expected from 27 May

An election to fill the current vacancy for Aughton Park ward will also be held on 8 June 2017. Electors in this ward may receive two ballot papers (if eligible to vote in both) at the polling station. Anyone voting by postal vote will receive two separate packs; one for the Parliamentary and one for Aughton Park.

Polling stations will be open from 7.00am until 10.00pm on 8 June 2017. The location of your polling station will be provided on your poll card when you receive it.

Information for candidates and parties

Validly nominated candidates for West Lancashire and their election agents are invited to a pre election meeting on 25 May at 5.30pm.  Please contact the elections office on 01695 585013 or email tom.lynan@westlancs.gov.uk if you wish to attend.

The count

The verification will start at 10.00pm on Thursday 8 June 2017. It is anticipated that the count will start, following verification, at 2.00am. The estimated declaration time is 4.00am. The result will be published live on this website.

The count is open to the media on a strictly ticket-only basis. All media ticket requests and enquiries and should be directed to comms.team@westlancs.gov.uk tel: 01695 585011.

For more information about the count for the South Ribble constituency visit South Ribble Borough Council (external link).


This page will be updated regularly as the election timetable progresses.