On Thursday 7th May 2015 there will be a United Kingdom Parliamentary General Election and Local Government Elections in Milton Keynes. Voting will take place across Milton Keynes to elect a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Milton Keynes North and Milton Keynes South constituencies and for local Councillors in all nineteen (19) wards.
In addition to these two (2) Elections there will be a referendum on the Central Milton Keynes Business Neighbourhood Plan.
The Business Neighbourhood Plan has been produced by Central Milton Keynes Town Council in an alliance with local business leaders and with the involvement of Milton Keynes Council. The Plan is similar to many other neighbourhood plans being prepared across England by local parish councils and communities. Neighbourhood planning helps the local community play a direct role in planning the area in which they live and work by showing how they want land to be used and developed in that area. Information on this can be found at:
www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-policy/central-milton-keynes-neighbourhood-plan or telephone (01908) 252358.
There will also be Parish Council Elections in some areas of Milton Keynes.
To vote in these elections you must be registered to vote by Thursday 20th April 2015. If you are already registered to vote with Milton Keynes Council you should have received a letter from us, in February, confirming your details. If you have recently moved house you will need to register at your new address. It’s easy to register, just go to:
www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or telephone (01908) 254706 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
European Union citizens, (other than those from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta), can vote in local elections but are not entitled to vote in United Kingdom Parliamentary Elections.
Polling stations will be open on from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 7th May 2015. Your vote matters so if you are going to be away on Thursday 7th May 2015 you can apply for a postal vote. Applications for postal votes for these elections must be with us by 5:00pm on Thursday 21st April 2015.
You will receive further information about your polling station in early April.
From April details of the candidates in the above elections will be available on the Council’s website –