Elections 2021


Local councillors represent the interests of their communities and the well-being of the residents in their town or parish, safeguarding local services and assets which are important to them.

Reductions in government funding at national and local level is placing at risk those services and facilities such as open spaces, sports facilities and libraries. The increasing financial pressure on Shropshire Council means they are less able to provide services that are important to you. One of the ways in which you can make a difference helping to shape the future of your local community and protect these services is by becoming a member of your local council.

If you are 18 or over, a citizen of the United Kingdom, a qualifying member of the Commonwealth or the European Union, you are an elector in, work in, live in or live within three miles of the parish of Cockshutt cum Petton you are eligible to stand for election to your Parish Council.

(subject to any ‘disqualification’ criteria)

Is it safe to attend a polling station ?
FAQs for voters & How to vote

Apply for a postal vote by 5:00 pm on 20th April 2021
Apply for a proxy vote by 5:00 pm on 27th April 2021
For more details click here and follow the links to download the application forms

Town and Parish Council Elections

Guidance for Parish Council candidates

The Electoral Commission website contains detailed information for candidates and their agents.

Part 1 will help you to decide if you are an eligible candidate

” Who is Eligible and What Do They Do?
I would like to stand for election on Cockshutt cum Petton Parish Council
Contact the Clerk (details below)
, or
download a nomination pack/application form here

Notice of Election – Cockshutt cum Petton Parish Council – to be published by 29th March

In the event that insufficient candidates are validly nominated and duly elected to fill all vacancies, Cockshutt cum Petton Parish Council will exercise its powers of co-option under s21 Representation of the People Act 1985

Unitary Council Elections – Shropshire Council

You will find more information regarding unitary elections here

please contact Shropshire Council elections team, e-mail at elections@shropshire.gov.uk or by phone on 0345 678 9015

Notice of Election – Unitary – to be published by 29th March
Cockshutt cum Petton Parish is in The Meres Division

Guidance for Unitary Candidates

 Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

You will find more information regarding PCC elections here