UK Parliamentary (General) Election - Thursday, 4 July 2024

An election of a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Harborough, Oadby and Wigston constituency will be held on Thursday, 4 July 2024 between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Harborough, Oadby and Wigston CC

The (Acting) Returning Officer and lead authority for the Harborough, Oadby and Wigston constituency is Oadby and Wigston Borough Council supported by Harborough District Council.

Further information about this election, including a step-by-step voting checklist, can be found on the GOV.UK website below.

Vote in UK Elections | GOV.UK Website

Eligibility to Vote

To be eligible to vote in this election, you must:

  • Be registered to vote;
  • Be 18 or over on the day of the election;
  • Be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen; and
  • Be resident at an address in the constituency; or
  • Be living abroad and registered as an overseas voter.

Register to Vote

If you're not registered to vote (and it's now too late to do so) then you will not be able to vote at this election.

The deadline to register to vote for this election passed at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 18 June 2024.

Voter ID

You must show an accepted form of photo ID to be able to vote at a polling station at this election.

You can use any of the following:

The complete list of accepted forms of photo ID is also available to view on the Electoral Commission's website.

The name on your photo ID should be the same name you used to register to vote.

If it is not, you may be required to bring additional documents to the polling station (e.g. a marriage certificate, deed poll, utility bills etc.) to satisfactorily explain the name difference.

You can still use your photo ID even if it's out of date, as long as the photo on the ID still looks like you.

Free Voter ID

You can apply for a free voter ID document known as a Voter Authority Certificate if:

  • You don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID;
  • You’re not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you; or
  • If your name on your photo ID is different to the name you used to register to vote.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate for this election is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 26 June 2024.

You can apply for your free voter ID by clicking the button below.

Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate

For more information on photo ID, including what to do if you do not have photo ID, visit our voter ID page.

Poll Cards

Poll cards will be sent to all registered eligible voters from Friday, 7 June 2024.

If you don't receive a poll card, it could mean that you're not registered to vote (and it's now too late to do so) or you're not eligible to vote in this election.

You don't need your poll card to vote at a polling station, as long as you're registered to vote and bring an accepted form of photo ID.

Candidates

The candidates standing for election and for which political party are below.

Name Political Party

Danuta Jeeves

Reform UK
Phil Knowles Liberal Democrats

Robin Lambert

Social Democratic Party

Neil O`Brien

Conservative Party

Hajira Piranie

Labour and Co-operative Party

Darren Woodiwiss

Green Party

To learn more about each candidate, click on their individual link above or via the button below.

Candidates | via Democracy Club Widget

You may receive campaign material directly from candidates providing further details about their candidacy.

Voting at a Polling Station

A polling station is a designated place where you go to vote in person on election day.

To find out where your polling station is, click the button below.

Find my Polling Station

Details of your polling station can also be found on your poll card.

Voting by Proxy

A proxy vote is when you appoint someone you trust to vote in person on your behalf at your polling station.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote for this election is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 26 June 2024.

You can apply for a proxy vote by clicking the button below.

Apply for a Proxy Vote

Your proxy must be a registered eligible elector and bring an accepted form of photo ID for themselves (not for you) to the polling station.

Your proxy can act as a proxy for up to two people. If appointed to vote on behalf of constituency voters who live overseas, your proxy can act as a proxy for up to four people (but only two of those can live in the constituency).

For more information on voting by proxy, visit our absent voting page.

Voting by Post

A postal vote is when you complete and return a postal vote pack sent to you before election day which contains your ballot paper and postal vote statement.

The deadline to apply for (or change and cancel) a postal vote for this election passed at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 19 June 2024.

Postal vote packs will be sent to all registered eligible postal voters from Wednesday, 19 June 2024.

  • If you were already registered as a postal voter, or newly applied for a postal vote on/before Thursday, 6 June 2024, you will receive your postal vote pack on/around Wednesday, 19 June 2024*.
  • If you newly applied for a postal vote after Thursday, 6 June 2024 (and before the deadline of 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 19 June 2024) you will receive your postal vote pack on/around Friday, 28 June 2024*.

*If you're an overseas postal voter, the dates above are those on/around which your postal vote pack will be dispatched from the UK. The date on which you will recieve your postal vote pack will depend on how far you live from the UK and/or the reliability and speed of that country's domestic postal services.

If you have not received your postal vote pack by Friday, 28 June 2024 please contact us.

Follow the step-by-step instructions on how to complete and return your postal vote pack.

The deadline to return completed postal vote packs is 10:00 pm on Thursday, 4 July 2024.

Postal vote packs should be returned by Royal Mail post as soon as possible.

You can also return your postal vote pack (plus postal vote packs for up to 5 other postal voters) by hand:

You will be required to complete a Postal Vote Return Form if you return any postal vote pack(s) by hand. Follow the step-by-step instructions on how to complete the Postal Vote Return Form.

Postal vote packs must not:

  • Be left in the Council Offices' external postbox or unattended reception point; or
  • Be handled by political campaigners (subject to limited exceptions).

Postal vote packs will be rejected if they are not received and/or handled in the correct way.

For more information on voting by post, visit our absent voting page.

Standing for Election etc.

The deadline to deliver (or withdraw) nomination papers and make the deposit to stand for election passed at 4:00pm on Friday, 7 June 2024.

An information briefing for candidates, their agents and constituency political party representatives was held in person at the Brocks Hill Council Offices on Washbrook Lane, Oadby (LE2 5JJ) and remotely by Microsoft Teams on Friday, 31 May 2024 at 6:00 pm.

The recording of the information briefing is available for playback at any time and can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Candidates & Agents Briefing | Recording

The full contents of the candidates' pack - including various information documents, appointment and request forms and more - is available for download at the bottom of this webpage or collection from Brocks Hill Council Offices on Washbrook Lane, Oadby (LE2 5JJ).

Further guidance for candidates and their agents can be found on the Electoral Commission's website below.

Candidates & Agents | Guidance

Key Events, Dates and Times

Event

Date/Time

Status

Publication of notice of election 3 June 2024, 4:00 pm Published
Deadline to deliver (or withdraw) nominations papers and make deposit 7 June 2024, 4:00 pm Deadline passed
Publication of statement of persons nominated, notice of poll and situation of polling stations

7 June 2024, 5:00 pm

Published

Deadline to register to vote

18 June 2024, 11:59 pm

Deadline Passed
Deadline to apply, change or cancel a postal vote

19 June 2024, 5:00 pm

Deadline Passed
Deadline to apply for a proxy vote

26 June 2024, 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for a voter authority certificate

26 June 2024, 5:00 pm

First date to apply for a replacement for a spoilt or lost postal vote

28 June 2024

Election day

4 July 2024, 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Deadline to apply for a replacement for a spoilt or lost postal vote

4 July 2024, 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for an emergency proxy vote

4 July 2024, 5:00 pm

Deadline to alter the register due to a clerical error

4 July 2024, 9:00 pm

Deadline for production of temporary voter authority certificates

4 July 2024, 10:00 pm

Verification and counting of votes

4 July 2024, 10:00 pm - Finish

Election Notices

Candidates' Document Pack

Last updated: Wednesday, 19 June 2024 7:10 pm