Different types of election
General or parliamentary elections
These must take place within five years of the previous general election but can be called at any time.
In a general election, you can vote for a Member of Parliament (MP) to represent where you live.
There are two parliamentary constituencies in East Northamptonshire:
- Corby and East Northamptonshire
- Rushden and Wellingborough
|Corby and East Northamptonshire constituency||Wellingborough and Rushden constituency|
|Aldwincle, Apethorpe, Ashton, Barnwell, Benefield, Blatherwycke, Brigstock, Bulwick, Clopton, Collyweston, Cotterstock, Deene, Deenethorpe, Denford, Duddington with Fineshade, Easton-on-the-Hill, Fotheringhay, Glapthorn, Great Addington, Hargrave, Harringworth, Hemington, Irthlingborough, Islip, Kings Cliffe, Laxton, Lilford-cum-Wigsthorpe,Little Addington, Lowick (Lowick and Slipton Ward), Luddington, Lutton, Nassington, Oundle, Pilton, Polebrook, Raunds, Ringstead, Southwick, Stanwick, Stoke Doyle, Sudborough, Tansor, Thorpe Achurch, Thrapston, Thurning, Titchmarsh, Twywell, Wadenhoe, Wakerley, Warmington, Woodford, Woodnewton and Yarwell||Chelveston-cum-Caldecott, Higham Ferrers, Newton Bromswold and Rushden|
European Parliamentary elections
There are 5 Members of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East Midlands, which is the European Parliamentary Region for East Northamptonshire.
Please visit the European parliament Information Office for the United Kingdom website for more information.
Northamptonshire County Council elections
Elections to the County Council take place every four years. The results are available on the Northamptonshire County Council website.
You can find out who your County Councillor is by viewing the Find your councillor page on Northamptonshire County Council's website.
East Northamptonshire Council elections
These also take place every four years.
East Northamptonshire is divided into 22 wards, each with their own polling district(s) and polling station(s). Some areas are also represented by a parish.
There are 40 Councillors on East Northamptonshire Council. To find out about your local councillor, visit our councillors' page.
Visit our how to stand as a district councillor page if you are interested in representing your community.
Town and Parish Council elections
- You can only vote on polling day. There are no postal or proxy votes for a Parish Poll
- We don't issue poll cards
- Polls open at 4pm and close at 9pm
- Parish Polls can't be held on the same day as other elections
- The cost of holding the poll is met by the parish council
- It will ask you a question - which you will be able to answer either yes or no
- The result is not necessarily binding
If an MP or 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 months before the date for normal elections.
Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner Elections
More information on the work of Police and Crime Commissioners can be found on the Choose my PCC website.
Previous election results
Details of the results of recent elections can be found on our Previous election results page.