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Borough Elections 2 May 2019

In 3 years out of 4, elections are held in 18 out of the 25 wards that represent West Lancashire Borough Council, usually on the first Thursday in May.

In 2019 the following 18 wards are due to hold elections this year on Thursday 2 May 2019:-

  • Ashurst
  • Aughton & Downholland
  • Aughton Park
  • Bickerstaffe
  • Birch Green
  • Derby
  • Digmoor
  • Knowsley
  • North Meols
  • Parbold
  • Scarisbrick
  • Scott
  • Skelmersdale North
  • Skelmersdale South
  • Tanhouse
  • Tarleton
  • Up Holland
  • Wrightington

Some Parishes also have elections this year.

For more information please contact the Elections Team on 01695 585014.

How to stand as a Candidate

If you wish to stand as a candidate in the Parish elections or the Borough Council elections taking place on Thursday 2 May 2019, nomination packs are available from 52 Derby Street or via the website. The briefings for Candidates and Agents were held on Monday 11 March 2019.

You can download a copy of the Candidates and Agents briefing notes (pdf 577kb) here.

Where to collect nomination packs

You will be able to collect nomination packs by the following ways:


Download a copy of the Borough Nomination Pack (pdf 1292kb) and related documents from the Related Information section of this page.

Download a copy of the Parish Nomination Pack (pdf 1107kb) and related documents from the Related Information section of this page.

In Person

You can collect printed copies of the nomination packs from the Elections Office, Council Offices, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF.

Please ask at the Reception desk.



What Methods of voting are there?

  • In person at the polling station.
  • By post
  • By proxy

Register to vote

To vote in the 2019 Elections, completed applications to register must be received by the Elections Office by the deadline of 12 April 2019 (inclusive).

Once you are registered, you do not need to apply again unless your circumstances change, for example if you move home.

You can apply to register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Vote by post

Your application to vote by post must be received by 5pm on 15 April 2019.

If you are not yet registered, the deadline to apply to vote by post is still 5pm on 15 April, but your application to register to vote must have reached the registration officer by 12 April 2019.

If it hasn’t arrived by Friday 26 April 2019 (4 working days before polling day), or you subsequently lose it, you can get a replacement ballot paper in person from the elections office, up until 5pm on polling day. You will need identification.

If you have spoilt your ballot paper or postal voting statement, you can get a replacement until 5pm on polling day. Do not destroy or throw away your postal ballot papers. You will need to return them before you can get a replacement.

You can find the application form on www.yourvotematters.co.uk or on our website.

If you are amending an existing proxy vote or changing from postal to proxy, you must return your application by 5pm on 15 April 2019.

New proxy applications (where you were previously going to vote at a polling station) must be received by 5pm on 24 April 2019.



To get the relevant form visit www.yourvotematters.co.uk or contact the elections office on elections.office@westlancs.gov.uk or 01695 585014