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Last day for local election candidate nominations today – Tuesday April 4

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Apr 4th, 2017.

Want to be local county councillor? You have until 4pm today Tuesday, April 4 to get your nomination submitted to Flintshire County Council for May’s local election.

In Flintshire there are 70 Councillors elected for a term of five years, they a serving a population of over 145,000 people divided into 57 electoral divisions, depending on its population, each division has one or two Councillors to represent the interests of its residents.

The Statement of Person Nominated will be published on Flintshire County Councils website by 4pm on Wednesday 5 April and the Notice of Poll will be published on Tuesday 25 April.

2012 Results

Flintshire Council election 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
Labour 31 +9 44.3 39.9 16,024 +11.3
Independent 23 -3 32.9 38.4 15,426 -0.9
Conservative 8 -1 11.4 10.2 4,080 -2.2
Liberal Democrat 7 -5 10.0 9.4 3,792 -8.6
Plaid Cymru 1 0 1.4 2.0 796 +1.4
Green 0 0 0.2 61 N/A
BNP -0.7


The last date you can register to vite in may’s election is Thursday 13 Apri.

Ways of voting

In person on Thursday 4 May: Most people vote in person at their polling station. It is straightforward and a member of staff will always help if you are not sure what to do. You will receive a poll card telling you where your polling station is. It is often a nearby school or community centre. If you do not receive your poll card, you can contact us on 01352 702412 or by e-mail:

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

By post: You can apply to vote by post. You will need to fill in an application form and send it to us by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April. To get an application form, you can contact us on 01352 702412 or by e-mail:

We can send postal ballot papers to your home address or to any other address that you give. Ballot papers can be sent overseas, but you need to think about whether you will have time to receive and return your ballot papers by Thursday 4 May.

Postal ballot papers will be posted on Wednesday 19 April.

By proxy: If you are unable to get to the polling station on the day you may appoint another person to vote on your behalf [Proxy]. To appoint a Proxy at this election, contact us on 01352 702412 or by e-mail: You will be sent an application form and this must be completed and returned by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April. Your proxy will be sent a card to vote on your behalf.





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