By-election called following councillor’s resignation

Published on Wed Sep 13 2023
Black ballot box with a hand putting a ballot paper into the slit in the top of the box

A by-election has been called following the resignation of Councillor Andy Fewings who represented Trinity ward on Burnley Borough Council, and Burnley Central West on Lancashire County Council.

The by-election will be held on Thursday 26th October.

Residents in Trinity ward will receive two ballot papers – one to elect a representative on Burnley Council, and one to elect a county councillor.

Residents in Whittlefield with Ightenhill and parts of Gannow ward will receive one ballot paper to elect a LCC representative only.

Residents in other parts of the borough are not affected.

Polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm.

Voters are being urged to remember that they must produce the required photo ID to vote (as they did in May’s borough elections). Eligible photo ID includes a passport or driver’s licence. People can also apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC).

More details are available here

People can also vote by post – the deadline for a postal vote applications is 5pm Wednesday 11th October.

Post expires at 10:00pm on Thursday October 26th, 2023