Local elections

Local Elections and the Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2021

The next scheduled elections in Cumbria will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. These elections are for:


  • the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the Cumbria police area 

  • councillors for parish and town councils in some areas

  • by-elections for district and county council seats where the vacancy has arisen since 13 March 2020

County wide elections for all eighty-four electoral divisions of Cumbria County County were scheduled to take place on 6 May 2021 but have been rescheduled to May 2022 due to the consultation on proposals for unitary government in Cumbria.  


Statement of Persons Nominated for the 4 by-elections for County Council Seats to be held on 6 May can be found below:


Further details of the elections including how to register to vote, how to apply for a proxy or postal vote and how to stand as a candidate can be found on the relevant District Council's website.  Links to the relevant websites can be found below:

South Lakeland District Council

Carlisle City Council

Allerdale District Council