12 February 2024
The Returning Officer has issued a Notice of Poll for the election of a Parish Councillor for Ashington Central Ward. The by-election will be held on Thursday 7th March 2024.
Three candidates have been nominated:
Andy McGregor (Liberal Democrats) Elaine Peverley (Independent) Paul Richard Wright (Labour Party) Polling stations will be open from 7:00am to 10:00pm on election day. See the Notice of Poll for the assigned polling station locations and which electors are assigned to each station.
01 February 2024
The notice of election for the vacant Ashington Central Ward Town Councillor position has been published today, Thursday 1st February 2024.
One Town Councillor will be elected to represent the Ashington Central Ward. Nomination forms are available now, until 4pm on Friday 9th February 2024.
13 December 2023
Notice of Vacancy - The Town Council previously announced the very sad passing away of Councillor Lawrence Henderson. This has created a vacancy for a Councillor in Central Ward, and following Lawrence’s funeral yesterday the vacancy is now officially declared.
13 October 2023
It has been declared by the Deputy Returning Officer for Northumberland County Council, that Graeme John Wright was duly elected to the post of Councillor for the Haydon Ward of Ashington Town Council, following an election that took place on 12th October 2023.
19 September 2023
A by-election for the office of Councillor for the Haydon Ward will be held on Thursday 12th October 2023, to elect one Councillor.
The names of those Candidates remaining validly nominated for election are listed below (shown in the order they appear on the notice of poll):
Elaine Peverley (Independent) Graeme John Wright (Labour Party) Natalie Younes (Liberal Democrats)
07 September 2023
Please see Notice of Election for the Casual Vacancy in the Haydon Ward.
Should NCC Elections Office receive more than one nomination, an election will take place on Thursday 12th October 2023.
Nominations are open from today, until 4:00pm on Friday 15th September 2023. Nomination papers are available by clicking on the link below, or from the Elections Office, or Town Council office.
Nomination papers must be hand-delivered to the Returning Officer, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF on any day after the date of this notice (excluding weekends and bank holidays) but no later than 4:00pm on Friday 15th September 2023. Electronic service of documents is not acceptable.
Please be reminded that should an election take place, in-person voters will be required to show photo ID.
04 August 2023
Residents of the Haydon Ward may be asked to vote in a by-election, as a result of the Casual Vacancy declared on 20th July 2023.
Northumberland County Council Elections Office has received ten signatures requesting a poll. If there are more than two people nominated there will be a by-election on Thursday 12th October 2023. Please be aware that this is not the official notice of the election, which will not be posted until 7th September, after which time, nominations will be requested. However, in view that this will be the first election in Ashington under the new law that photo ID is required to vote at a polling station, it is worth making everyone aware at the earliest opportunity.
20 July 2023
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to section 87(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Michelle Brannigan, formerly a Member of Ashington Town Council, has ceased to be a Member of the Council, due to her resignation, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Town.
If, within 14 days (*) after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Wednesday 9th August 2023), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made to The Returning Officer, Elections Office, Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF by TEN electors for the Haydon (Ward), an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. Dated: Thursday 20th July 2023