For the information you need about all the elections taking place on Thursday 6 May please see our special Elections 2021 page.
The following by-elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021:
Vale of White Horse District Council – Grove North ward
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council – Fitzharris Ock (parish ward)
For the key dates and details about voter eligibility for these elections please see our information about Current and upcoming elections.
Candidates and agents briefing
To download the presentation slides for the online briefings please click on:
Information and guidance
Here are the election expenses limits for each ward area.
Guidance and resources for candidates and agents
Please visit the Electoral Commission website for further guidance.
By-elections can occur in any district, ward or parish if a serving councillor resigns, dies or is disqualified, thereby creating a ‘casual vacancy’.
When a casual vacancy arises, the relevant council must publish a “Notice of Vacancy”. If a request to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the returning officer, and it fulfils the criteria below, a by-election will be held. If however a vacancy occurs within six months of the date of the next scheduled elections, the vacancy is carried over to the next elections. The seat will remain vacant during that time and no by-election will be held.
The candidate elected at the by-election will then serve the remainder of the term in office until the next election.
The Returning Officer for Vale of White Horse District Council is Margaret Reed.