District and Parish Elections 2019

District and Parish Council Elections will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Parish Elections will also take place in the Parishes of Great Cressingham, Lyng and North Pickenham on Thursday 23 May 2019. This is due to insufficient candidates being nominated.

Information for candidates can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Here's what you need to do:

  • If you were registered to vote ahead of a previous election and your details haven't changed, you don't need to do anything but look out for your poll card in the post
  • If you're not sure whether you are registered to vote, please follow Can I vote? to fill in the online form to check
  • If you've not registered to vote before or your details have changed you must Register to Vote before the deadline of midnight on Friday 12 April
  • If you're away on election day and usually vote in person, consider a postal or proxy vote

More information for electors can be found by scrolling down to the FAQs at the bottom of the page.

You are able to view details on which candidates are standing for election on the following pageStatements and Notices relating to the District & Parish Elections

Please note that we do not publish manifestos as it is up to the individual candidate to promote themselves and their policies.

District Council Elections

Breckland Council has 49 district councillors and they are elected every four years. There are 27 wards with a mix of of single and multi member wards.

Download a  Icon for pdf Map of the Ward Boundaries for the District and Parish Elections in May 2019 [12.79MB]


Town and Parish Council Elections

Town and parish council elections are held every four years. Follow the map link above to show the parishes within Breckland.

There are 112 parishes in Breckland, of which 94 have parish councils. Some town councils are divided into wards. The number of parish councillors varies in accordance with a scheme prepared by Breckland Council.


How to complete your ballot paper

Not sure how to complete your ballot paper. Watch this short film from the Electoral Commission:


Easy Read Guide to Voting

Mencap Logo Mencap have produced an easy to read guide to voting in the local elections which can be found here.





Harry and Charlotte from Mencap and Hugh from RNIB tell us about their experience of voting in a polling station and how they think it can be improved for people with a learning disability or who are visually impaired. Watch Harry's film , Charlotte's film and Hugh's film.



The Statements as to Persons Nominated showing the persons who have been and stand nominated can be found by clicking on Statements and Notices relating to the District & Parish Elections below.

Last updated: 17/04/2019 09:36:35