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Local elections

There are no scheduled elections for 2017. The next election will be 3 May 2018.

Hull is divided into 23 wards for electoral purposes. Each ward elects either two or three councillors, giving a total of 59.

Approximately a third of the council is elected each year. In wards where there are only two councillors, there will not be local elections every year, as by definition, you cannot elect thirds when there are only two councillors. In 2016 there will be no local elections in the Bransholme East, Bransholme West and University wards.

Once elected, a councillor usually serves for four years before standing for re-election. The next local elections will be held on Thursday 5 May 2016 in combination with the Police and Crime Commissioner election for the Humberside Police area.

Find out more about the Police and Crime Commissioner elections

If you are thinking of standing as a candidate in the local government elections, particularly if you are new to the nomination and elections process, you are strongly urged to attend a briefing session.

Briefing sessions are to be held on Thursday 3 March, 4pm and Wednesday 20 March, 5pm in room 77 at The Guildhall. Due to limited room capacity please email or telephone 01482 613 386 if you would like to attend. 

The session covers -

  • the election timetable
  • qualifications - who can stand
  • disqualifications - who cannot stand
  • nominations - the nomination process and forms
  • agents
  • postal votes
  • day of the poll
  • counting of votes procedure 
  • candidates spending returns

The Electoral Commission provide guidance and resources for candidates and agents which is available below.

Visit the Electoral Commission website for more information (link opens in a new window)

Why you should vote

Your local council is a big part of how you live and work. By voting you are having your say on how things should be run.

Some of the things councillors have responsibility for are -

  • keeping the streets clean and maintaining the roads
  • providing learning opportunities for children and young people
  • helping people get back into work or access training opportunities
  • providing lots of green spaces and leisure activities to keep you healthy
  • attracting investment into the area which helps create new jobs
  • helping to keep the city a safe place

How to vote

You must be registered on the electoral register to vote in an election.

More information about how you can register or update your details on the electoral register

You can vote in person at the polling station, by post, or by proxy vote (this is when you arrange with the elections office for someone else to vote for you, usually a family member).

More information about voting in person
More information about voting by post
More information about voting by proxy

Standing for election

If you are interested in becoming a councillor find out how to stand for a future election.

Find out how to stand for election

Previous local election results

Local election results 2007
Local election results 2008
By-election results 2009
Local election results 2010
Local election results 2011
Local election results 2012
Local election results 2014
Local election results 2015
Local election results 2016

Contact us

Electoral services
Hull City Council
Alfred Gelder Street
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Tel: 01482 300 302
Text phone: 01482 300 349
Fax: 01482 614 804

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