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Types of election

There are several types of elections. This page aims to provide more information

Local elections

In a local election you're voting to elect local councillors who will represent your views for the electoral areas in which you live.

District Council elections are scheduled elections take place every 4 years-the last elections took place on the 7th May 2015 on the same day as the parliamentary election. Click here to see the results.  To find your local councillor, please use the Find your local councillor page

County Council elections are scheduled elections take place every 4 years - the last election took place on the 4 May 2017 and the results can be found here. For further information on County Elections, please see Hertfordshire County Council elections pages

Parish Council - scheduled elections take place every 4 years at the same time as the district council elections - the last election took place on 7th May 2015. To see the results for those parishes with contested elections , see the Combined contested parish results 2015 [231KB]  document.  For further information, please see Hertfordshire County Councils Town and Parish section.  

Police and Crime Commissioners elections

In a Police and Crime Commissioners election you're voting for a Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire. They're responsible for holding the Chief Constable to account and:

  • producing a police and crime plan which sets out local priorities
  • setting the local policing budget and decide how money will be spent
  • appointing and removing Chief Constables

Scheduled elections are every 4 years - the last election took place on 5 May 2016. 

UK Parliament (general) elections

In a UK Parliament (general) election you're voting for somebody to represent you in Parliament, as a Member of Parliament (MP), in a parliamentary constituency. The latest results for Hertford & Stortford can be found General Election Results - Hertford & Stortford Constituency 8 June 2017. The results for other areas such as Buntingford is managed by North Hertfordshire.  Latest results can be found on the North Herts website. To contact your Local MP, please see either the MP for Hertford & Stortford or the MP for North & East Hertfordshire


In a referendum you're voting on a single question such as  the EU Referendum in 2016 or Neighbourhood referendums.  Latest results of these can be found on our Previous results page


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