General Election 4 July 2024

Election details

The general election will take place on Thursday 4 July 2024.

The district of Blaby is covered by two parliamentary constituencies:

  • South Leicestershire
  • Mid Leicestershire

Voters in each constituency will elect a Member of Parliament (MP).

A recent boundary review means that some voters will be voting in the new Mid Leicestershire constituency for the first time. To see the new constituency boundaries, please visit the Boundary Commission page in the external links section.

Blaby District Council is responsible for administering the election for the South Leicestershire constituency. 

The election for Mid Leicestershire constituency is being administered by Charnwood Borough Council. Please visit their election page for more information. The link is in the external links section below.

Candidates

The Statement of Persons nominated for South Leicestershire and Mid Leicestershire constituencies which lists the candidates standing in each area can be found in the downloads panel at the bottom of the page.

For information on what each candidate stands for, please contact their political parties directly.

Candidates: South Leicestershire

Alberto Costa - Conservative Party

Paul Hartshorn - Liberal Democrats

Mike Jelfs - Green Party

Robert Parkinson - Labour Party

Bill Piper - Reform UK

Candidates: Mid Leicestershire

Peter Bedford - Conservative Party

Ian Bradwell - Liberal Democrats

Tony Deakin - Green Party

Robert Martin - Labour Party

Tom Smith - Reform UK

Timetable of key events

Event  Date 
Notice of Election (beginning the nomination period) 4 June
Poll cards dispatched 4 June 
Deadline for receipt nominations  7 June, 4pm
Publication of the Statement of Persons Nomination 7 June, 5pm
Postal votes dispatched  Around 17 June
Deadline to register to vote 18 June, Midnight 
Deadline to apply for a postal vote  19 June, 5pm 
Deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate 26 June, 5pm 
Deadline to apply for a proxy vote  26 June, 5pm  
Polling day  4 July, 7am-10pm

Register to vote

In order to vote at this election, you must be registered to vote. 

The deadline to register to vote is midnight Tuesday 18 June. Click the button below to apply.

If you are not sure whether you are already registered to vote, please contact the Electoral Services office using the contact form below.

To vote in at a General Election, you must be:

  • registered to vote,
  • 18 years or over on polling day
  • a British citizen, an Irish citizen or a Commonwealth citizen  who has leave to enter or remain in the UK, or who does not require such leave.
  • not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote

Postal voting 

If you require a postal vote at this election, please visit our dedicated postal voting page for more information. 

The deadline to apply for a postal vote, or to cancel or amend an existing postal vote at this election is 5pm Wednesday 19 June.

New postal vote handling rules

Please note that there are new rules around handling postal votes. There will be a limit on the number of postal votes a person can hand in at a polling station or at the Council Offices– you will not be allowed to hand in more than five postal ballot packs for other electors plus your own (6 in total). 

If a person hands in more than five postal ballot packs for other electors, all the postal votes (other than their own) will be rejected.

Anyone handing in postal votes will need to complete a ‘return of postal voting documents’ form.

We therefore can no longer accept postal votes left in the letter box at the council offices. Any postal votes which are left at any council building without the ‘return of postal voting documents’ form being completed will be rejected.

We would therefore recommend that postal votes are returned to us via Royal Mail as soon as possible before polling day.

Proxy voting 

If you would like someone else to vote on your behalf at this election, please visit our dedicated proxy voting page for more information.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm Wednesday 26 June.

If after 5pm 26 June you find yourself unable to vote in person, due to medical or work reasons, you may be entitled to apply for an emergency proxy vote. Please contact the Electoral Services team using the contact form below. 

Poll cards

Poll cards are due to be delivered from 4 June. If you have not received your poll card by 15 June, please contact the Electoral Services team using the contact form below.

Voter Identification 

It is now a requirement to present an accepted form of photographic identification when voting at the polling station. 

For more information, including the types of accepted ID, please visit our Voter ID page.

Downloads
Last updated 13 June 2024
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