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UK parliament, borough and parish elections May 2015

Parliamentary result

Peter Bone (Conservative): 26,265

Richard Garvie (Labour): 9,839

Jonathan Munday (UKIP): 9,868

Chris Nelson (Liberal Democrat): 2,240

Marion Turner-Hawes (Green): 2,218

Peter Bone (Conservative) elected as member of parliament for the Wellingborough constituency.

Watch a video of the declaration of results

Read the declaration of result for the parliamentary election.

Local results

36 borough councillors were elected on Friday 8 May. Conservatives were elected to 27 seats and Labour to nine seats.

Read the declaration of results for the borough council election.

Parish council elections were held in Earls Barton and Irchester. Read the declaration of results for the parish council elections.

About the borough, UK parliamentary and parish council elections

Elections to the borough and parishes are held every four years and elections to UK parliament are held every five years.

Parliamentary election

The UK parliamentary election, often called the general election, will take place on Thursday 7 May. It will be held to elect a member of parliament for the Wellingborough constituency.

The Wellingborough constituency covers the majority of the borough, although it excludes Earls Barton, Ecton, Mears Ashby and Sywell. These areas form part of the Daventry constituency. The Wellingborough constituency also extends into parts of East Northamptonshire Council's area, covering Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Chelveston and Newton Bromswold.

Five candidates are standing for election in the Wellingborough constituency.

The notice of poll, and the list of candidates nominated for election, can be read in the statement of persons nominated - parliamentary (published 9 April 2015).

The situation of polling stations for the UK parliamentary election has also been published (updated 27 April 2015).

Electors in Earls Barton, Mears Ashby, Sywell and Ecton are in the Daventry constituency for the parliamentary election. Further information about that election can be read in the notice of election - parliamentary (Daventry).

Local elections

Local elections will also be held on Thursday 7 May. These include elections for all 36 borough council seats in 16 wards, as well as contested parish council elections in Earls Barton and Irchester.

The notice of poll for the borough council elections tells you who is standing for election in each ward, and also where you can vote (published 27 April 2015).

The borough council ward boundaries recently changed. A review of the 16 wards in the borough was carried out last year by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, which resulted in the creation of 16 new wards. Although there are the same number of wards as before (16) and the same number of overall seats on the council (36), the areas covered by the wards has changed in many cases, as has the number of councillors representing that ward, along with the name of some of the wards.

Your ward will be on your poll card or you can view the new ward boundary maps.

Of the 14 parishes in the borough, only two are contested. The notice of poll for the parish council elections tells you who is standing for election in each of the two parishes, and also where you can vote (published 27 April 2015).

Previously published information

This page is regularly updated as we publish new information according to the elections timetable, meaning some information is superseded by newer information.

The list of candidates nominated for election as borough councillors can be read in the statement of persons nominated - borough (published 9 April 2015).

The list of candidates nominated for election as parish councillors can be read in the statement of persons nominated - parish (published 9 April 2015).

Further information about the UK parliamentary election for the Wellingborough constituency can be read in the notice of election - parliamentary (published 31 March 2015).

Further information about the borough council elections can be read in the notice of election - borough (published 30 March 2015).

Further information about the parish council elections can be read in the notice of election - parishes (published 30 March 2015).

Further information

The names and offices of the election agents for the parliamentary election have been published (9 April 2015).

The names and offices of the election agents for the borough council elections have been published (9 April 2015).

What does the UK parliament do? 

The UK parliament represents the people of the United Kingdom. It makes decisions and passes laws on a wide range of issues that affect you. 

How is it made up? 

The UK parliament is made up of two ‘Houses’ – the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

House of Commons

The House of Commons has 650 Members of Parliament (MPs). Each MP represents a part of the UK called a ‘constituency’ or ‘seat’. MPs debate the big political issues of the day and proposals for new laws.

House of Lords

The House of Lords has over 700 unelected members who scrutinise the work of the House of Commons. 

Before 1999, the House of Lords was mostly made up of hereditary peers who inherited their title through their family. After 1999, the majority of Lords are now ‘life peers’. This means they are appointed for their knowledge or experience in a particular field but do not pass on their title.

How is it elected?

The UK parliament is elected at the UK general election.

At a general election you have one vote to choose a candidate to represent your constituency in the House of Commons. 

Most candidates are from a political party but there can also be independent candidates. 

After a general election, the leader of the party with the most MPs is asked by the Queen to become Prime Minister and to form a government that will run the country. 

The leader of the party with the second highest number of MPs becomes the Leader of the Opposition.

What do borough and parish councillors do?

Councils are responsible for providing local services and facilities. 

Your elected representatives, or councillors, also represent you at a local level – this is known as local government.

How are they elected?

When you vote in a local election, you will receive a ballot paper listing all the candidates standing to be a councillor in your area. 

When are they elected?

Each councillor is elected for four years.