Have your say in the European Elections

There will now be two elections taking place in May this year. The local elections for Telford & Wrekin Council and our Town and Parish Councils in the borough will take place on Thursday 2 May. The European Elections will take place this year on 23 May.

Polling cards and postal votes for the local elections have already been sent out. It’s now time for residents in the borough to make sure they are able to vote for the next Members of European Parliament (MEPs) who will be representing the West Midlands. Polling cards for the European elections will be delivered this week.

Residents have until Tuesday 7 May to register to vote in these elections, via https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. The vast majority of people will already be registered to vote in the European elections.

But if you’re not in the borough on 23 May, why not apply for a postal vote? If you haven’t yet applied for a postal vote, you have until 8 May to do so. To do so, please call us on 01952 383 206.

Already more than 33,000 people in the borough – almost one in three of voters here – have chosen to vote by post in all elections.

Please note that your polling station for European elections on 23 May 2019 may be different to your polling station for the local elections on 2 May. Please do check your polling card for each election which confirms where you can vote. You can also find your polling station for 2 May local elections online at

Local Returning Officer, Richard Partington, said: “It is very unfortunate that we have to send these polling cards out while another election, the election of local councillors, is still in progress

“The late confirmation for the European elections has meant that we have had to change the location of some polling stations. We are sorry for confusion but this is not within our control as some places were simply not available at such short notice.”