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Finedon Borough By-Election September 2019

Finedon Borough by-election September 2019

Declaration of result

On Thursday 12 Setpember, the ballot papers were verified and the votes were counted, and Andrew James Weatherill was duly elected.

You can view the declaration of result of poll by clicking here

Notice of Poll

On Wednesday 4 September, the Notice of Poll was published. You can view this notice by clicking here


On Tuesday 6 August 2019, Borough Council of Wellingborough received the relevant number of requests from residents of Finedon to fill the casual vacancy resulting from Cllr Bailey's resignation. The Returning Officer has set a date of Thursday 12 September for the poll.

The Notice of Election was published on Wednesday 7 August 2019. You can view this notice by clicking here.


Nominations for the Finedon by-election have now closed. You can view the candidates standing for election by downloading the Statement of Persons Nominated here.


The deadline for registering to vote at this by-election is Tuesday 27 August 2019. The quickest and easiest way to register is online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You will need to provide your date of birth and National Insurance number as part of the application.
Alternatively if you are not able to register online then please contact the elections team on elections@wellingborough.gov.uk or by calling 01933 231513.

Poll cards for this election will be sent by Thursday 22 August 2019. If you register to vote after the poll cards have been sent for printing then you will receive your poll card after Tuesday 27 August 2019.

Absent voting

If you are not able to visit the polling station on Thursday 12 September 2019 then you can request an absent vote. Absent voting takes the form of postal voting and proxy voting.

Postal voting

Postal voting is where we send out the ballot paper to your specified address in advance of polling day, so that you can complete and return the ballot paper to us. If you request a postal vote then you will not be able to vote in a polling station on polling day. In order to apply for a postal vote you must first complete and return an application form to us. You can download a copy of the postal application form here. New applications to vote by post (or changes to existing applications) must reach us by 5pm on Wednesday 28 August 2019 to be accepted in time for this election. 

All postal votes for this election will be sent out by first class post on or around 30 August 2019 and must be returned by 10pm on polling day. 

Proxy voting

Proxy voting is where you appoint someone to vote on on your behalf. A proxy voter can visit your polling station in person, or they can choose to vote by post as your proxy. 

The deadline for new applications to vote by proxy must reach us by 5pm on Wednesday 4 September 2019 to be accepted in time for this election. However, if your proxy wishes to vote by post then the application appointing them as your proxy and their application to vote by post as your proxy must be in place by the postal vote deadline above. 

You can download a copy of the proxy application form here