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Information for candidates

Find details about nomination packs and key dates for candidate.

Key dates for prospective candidates (to be published nearer the time)

Key events and dates

  • 27th February: Pre-Nomination Information Sessions. Four sessions will be held throughout the day for prospective candidates about the nomination process. For more details, please contact: Electoral Services.
  • 25th March: Publication of Notice of Election.
  • 26th March to 5th April (9am to 5pm on working days and 9am to 4pm on the final day): Delivery of nomination papers to:
    • Returning Officer. Calderdale Council, Electoral Services, Mulcture House, Mulcture Hall Road, Halifax. HX1 1SP.
    • Must be original 'wet ink' documents and delivered by hand.
    • Nomination papers are available from the Returning Officer or download: Local Government Election Nomination Pack.
  • 5th April (4pm): Deadline for withdrawal of nomination. (Note: Only the candidate may withdraw.)
  • 5th April (4pm): Deadline to notify Returning Officer of appointment of election agent. (Local Council Elections only.)
  • 5th April: Publication of first interim election Notice of Alteration of Electoral Register.
  • 8th April (by 4pm): Publication of statement of persons nominated.
  • 9th April (6pm): Returning Officer's briefing session for candidates and their election agents. (Note: This briefing will be online, further details will be sent to candidates/agents.)
  • 17th April: Publication of second interim election Notice of Alteration of Electoral Register.
  • 24th April to 2nd May: Postal vote opening sessions. (More details for candidates to follow.)
  • 25th April: Publication of final election Notice of Alteration of Electoral Register.
  • 25th April: Deadline to notify Returning Officer of appointment of polling and counting agents.
  • 3rd May: Verification and count. (Full details will be provided to candidates and their agents.)

Spending limits

£960, plus 8p per elector in the ward. (Those registered to vote on the last day for publication of the Notice of Election.)

The number for each ward, parish or town will be published nearer the time.

Wards

Ward Electorate
Brighouse 8252
Calder 9183
Elland 8839
Greetland and Stainland 8487
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe 9169
Illingworth and Mixenden 9293
Luddendenfoot 7930
Northowram and Shelf 9075
Ovenden 8397
Park 9473
Rastrick 8271
Ryburn 8910
Skircoat 9613
Sowerby Bridge 8799
Todmorden 8910
Town 9087
Warley 9164

Town and Parish Elections

Town and Parish Elections Electorate Seats
Parish of Blackshaw   7
Parish of Erringden   5
Parish of Heptonstall   9
Parish of Wadsworth   9
Parish of Ripponden   12
  • Barkisland Ward
  3
  • Ripponden Ward
  3
  • Rishworth Ward
  3
  • Soyland Ward
  3
Parish of Stainland and District   9
  • Holywell Green Ward
  3
  • Sowood Ward
  3
  • Stainland Ward
  3
Township of Hebden Royd   18
  • Birchcliffe Ward
  3
  • Caldene Ward
  3
  • Cragg Vale Ward
  3
  • Fairfield Ward
  3
  • West End Ward
  3
  • White Lee Ward
  3
Township of Todmorden   18
  • Central Ward
  3
  • Cornholme Ward
  3
  • Langfield Ward
  2
  • Stansfield Ward
  3
  • Stoodley Ward
  4
  • Walsden Ward
  3

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