What is the timetable for the May 2021 elections of councillors to Wirral Council, Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Mayor?
Delayed elections in May 2021 on the Wirral will mean people (depending on where you live) will have either 3 or 4 votes.
Due the resignation of former Councillor Pat Hackett, those in New Brighton will be electing two councillors to Wirral Council. The deaths of former Councillor Geoffrey Watt (West Kirby and Thurstaston) and former Councillor Chris Blakeley (Moreton West and Saughall Massie) lead to elections in their respective wards of one councillor each. The resignation of former Councillor Bill Davies leads to an election of a councillor in Rock Ferry.
Those on the rest of the Wirral (including the ward myself and my wife live in (Bidston and St James)) which are the wards of Bebington, Bidston and St James, Birkenhead and Tranmere, Bromborough, Clatterbridge, Claughton, Eastham, Greasby, Frankby and Irby, Heswall, Hoylake and Meols, Leasowe and Moreton East, Liscard, Oxton, Pensby and Thingwall, Prenton, Seacombe, Upton and Wallasey will each elect one councillor.
Those registered to vote on the Wirral and eligible to vote in these other two elections will also be able to vote for a Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Mayor.
A brief timetable of the main events in these three elections are below. Those relating to the elections of a councillor are marked CLLR, Police and Crime Commissioner PCC and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Mayor MAY.
Publication of Notice of Election (PCC, CLLR, MAY) – Monday 29th March 2021
Deadline for delivery of nomination papers (PCC, CLLR, MAY) – Thursday 8th April 2021 (by 4pm)
Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated (PCC, CLLR, MAY) – Friday 9th April 2021 (by 4pm)
Publication of Notice of Poll no later than this date (PCC, CLLR, MAY) – Tuesday 27th April 2021
POLLING DAY (PCC, CLLR, MAY) – Thursday 6th May 2021 (7am to 10pm)
Votes counted in elections of a councillor to Wirral Council (CLLR) – Friday 7th May 2021 (morning)
Votes counted in election of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Mayor and Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC & MAY) – Saturday 8th May 2021
At the time of writing (30th March 2021), it’s a nomination period. Due to the extra laws that apply to comments about candidates, all comments left on this blog will be subject to moderation before publication during the election period.
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