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Knowsley ward by-election

At the election held on 26 July, the Labour candidate Gareth Dowling was elected to represent Knowsley ward.  To view the full result notice (PDF 16KB)

Information for candidates

Nomination period

Nomination papers can be delivered to the Returning Officer on any working days between Friday 22 June and Friday 29 June 2018 between the hours of 9.30am and 4.00pm.

Please contact the office on 01695 585014 or via elections.office@westlancs.gov.uk if you would like us to send you a copy of the nomination papers.  Alternatively you can download a copy from the Electoral Commission, www.electoralcommission.org.uk

As a candidate you are entitled to request a copy of the electoral register to assist with your nomination.  Please contact the office on 01695 585014 or elections.office@westlancs.gov.uk for further information.

Postal vote delivery

Postal votes are expected to be despatched on Friday 13 July.  They are despatched using Royal Mail First Class service and may be delivered as early as 14 July.


The count will take place at St. Annes Parish Centre, Prescot Road, after the close of poll.

Information for voters

Poll cards will be delivered around the 4 July.  You do not need to bring your poll card to the polling station.

Deadline to register to vote: midnight 10 July 2018, www.gov.uk/registertovote

Deadline to apply for a postal vote: your application form must reach our office by 5pm 11 July 2018

Deadline to apply for a proxy vote: your application form must reach our office by 5pm on 18 July 2018

For details about emergency proxy votes please contact the office on 01695 585 014 or elections.office@westlancs.gov.uk 

Postal votes will be delivered around Monday 16 July

This page will be updated regularly

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Tel: 01695 585014 or 585018

Fax: 01695 585050

Elections office
West Lancashire Borough Council
52 Derby Street
West Lancashire
L39 2DF