Elections


On Thursday 2nd May 2019 the people of Haverhill elect a new Town Council. This page provides essential information for you to take part.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: There is a new District Council, new warding and new polling station locations.  Do not assume previous arrangements still apply.  Read your polling card, it tells you important information about this year’s election.

What elections are happening on 2nd May 2019?

Haverhill Town Council – All 16 seats. These are across 7 new wards:

Central Ward – 1 Parish Councillor

East Ward – 3 Parish Councillors

Mount Road Ward – 1 Parish Councillor

North Ward – 3 Parish Councillors

South Ward – 3 Parish Councillors

South East Ward – 2 Parish Councillors

West Ward – 3 Parish Councillors

The new West Suffolk District Council – All 10 seats, in new District Wards, which do not necessarily match the Town Council wards.

Haverhill East – 2 Councillors

Haverhill North – 2 Councillors

Haverhill South – 2 Councillors

Haverhill South East – 1 Councillor

Haverhill West – 2 Councillors

Haverhill Central - 1 Councillor

Note – There are no Suffolk County Council elections on 2nd May 2019.

I want to vote:                                

Click here (*) to register online via the Government's website. You will need your National Insurance number and your date of birth. This system verifies who you are via other sources to reduce the risk of fraud and inaccurate entries on the register.

Registration deadline is 12th April 2019 for the 2nd May 2019 elections.

Where to vote:

Haverhill Town Council has seven new electoral wards, different to the previous four, and now also different to the 10 new District Council wards. Details of polling stations will be provided here if there is a contested election.

I want to stand as a candidate:

Fantastic! It is vital to the democratic well being of our country that people are prepared to put themselves forward. The closing date for nominations comes very quickly, 4pm on Wednesday 3rd April, so you will need to act fast.

Which election should I stand in?

Whatever your motivation for wanting to stand, being able to do something about the issues you care about is likely to be paramount. So getting elected to the right statutory body is very important.

County Councils deal with Social Care, education, public transport and roads. 

Borough and District Councils deal with planning, street cleaning, housing and homelessness.

Parish Councils are statutory consultees in all the above issues, making comments, lobbying and speaking up on behalf of their community. 

Haverhill Town Council is your local Parish Council.

A Parish Council takes a lead in well being, making Haverhill a better place to live, work and visit and has the strongest link with the local population. Unlike District or County Councils, a Parish Council is responsible for serving only one community.

As well as reading all about this Council through the website, please follow these links to other documents that you should read:

  • Can you stand for Election? (*) Much of the information provided here relates to standing as a District Councillor although much also applies to Town and Parish Councils such as Haverhill Town Council.
  • Letter from the Haverhill Town Council Town Clerk
  • Download nomination forms for Haverhill Town Council.  (*)

*  Links to external website over which Haverhill Town Council has no control.