The next scheduled elections in Bath & North East Somerset are the elections for the European Parliament, which will take place in May 2014.
Elections are a democratic process conducted in accordance with statutory criteria and timetables.
Bath & North East Somerset Electoral Services have responsibility for the conduct of the following elections:
- European Parliamentary elections
- UK Parliamentary elections
- District Council elections
- Parish and Town Council elections
- Police and Crime Commissioner elections
Members of the European Parliament are elected on a fixed five year term of office. Bath & North East Somerset Council is part of the South West Region, which currently elects 6 members. The last election was held on 4 June 2009.
There are two parliamentary constituencies in our area: the constituency of Bath and the constituency of North East Somerset. Each constituency is represented by a Member of Parliament. Members of Parliament are elected for a five year period. The last election was held on 6 May 2010.
There are 37 wards in Bath & North East Somerset, represented by 65 councillors. Councillors are elected for a four year term. Elections are traditionally held on the first Thursday in May every four years. The last election was held on 5 May 2011.
There are 48 parish and town areas across the district. Councillors are elected for a four year term. The Parish and Town Council Elections are usually combined with the District Council Elections. The last election was held on 5 May 2011.
The Government can organise referendums on a variety of issues. The last national referendum was on the voting system for UK Parliamentary elections and it was held on 5 May 2011 in combination with the District and Parish Council Elections.
On 15 November 2012, for the first time ever, the public across England and Wales elected their local Police and Crime Commissioners. Sue Mountstevens was declared the elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset.
Of the first and second preference votes counted:
Sue Mountstevens received 125,704 votes.
Ken Maddock received 67,842 votes.
The overall turnout for Avon and Somerset was 19.58%.
The turnout for Bath & North East Somerset was 15.95%.
Keynsham Town Council (Keynsham North Ward): Thursday, 23 May 2013
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