When do elections take place?
District Council elections
District council elections take place every fours years. The last elections to Wyre Forest District Council took place on Thursday 2 May 2019. The next election will be May 2023.
Town and Parish Council elections
There are three town councils and nine parish council within the Wyre Forest district area. Elections take place every four years, dates vary by parish. You can find out more on our town and parish councils page.
County Council elections
For representation on Worcestershire County Council, the Wyre Forest area is split into 9 electoral divisions with 1 County Councillor in each division, except Stourport-on-Severn Division where there are two. You can find your County Councillor and division boundaries on Worcestershire County Council's website.
The electoral divisions are as follows;
- Chaddesley Electoral Division
- Stourport-on-Severn Electoral Division
- St Marys Electoral Division
- St Johns Electoral Division
- St Georges and St Oswald Electoral Division
- St Chads Electoral Division
- St Barnabas Electoral Division
- Cookley, Wolverley and Wribbenhall Electoral Division
- Bewdley Electoral Division
Elections for county councillors take place every four years, usually on the first Thursday in May. The last County Council elections took place on 4 May 2017. the next election is scheduled for Thursday 6 May 2021.
Police and Crime Commissioner elections
The UK Government has postponed the elections scheduled for 7 May 2020 due to the current and emerging situation around COVID-19. The Police and Crime Commissioner election is held every four years. The next election is Thursday 6 May 2021.
If a local councillor resigns or dies, the ‘seat’ becomes vacant and a by-election may be called to find a replacement. A by-election can happen at any time provided the vacancy occurs at least six month prior to the date for normal elections.
Parliamentary elections (general elections or election to UK Parliament), in which you vote for a Member of Parliament, must take place within five years of the previous parliamentary election, but can be called at any time. If an MP dies or resigns a by-election would be called. The last general election took place on Thursday 12 December 2019. You can view the results on our 2017 general election results page.
European Parliamentary elections
These are held every five years, and decide who will represent you in the European Parliament. The last European Parliamentary elections was held in the UK on Thursday 23 May 2019. The local result is available on our results page. The regional result is available on Birmingham City Council's website.