Current vacancies and by-elections

Borough council vacancies

Current borough council vacancies

There are no current borough councillor vacancies.


For a by-election to be held to fill a borough councillor vacancy, two electors from the relevant area must make request in writing.

The request must:

  • be made within 14 days of the notice of vacancy  (not including Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday)
  • be delivered to the address of the Returning Officer at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1BL

If a request is received for a borough council by-election, further details will be provided on the elections webpage.

Vacancies where no election is requested will be removed from this page approximately two months after the publication date of the original vacancy notice.

If an election is requested, when both the notice of election has expired and the deadline for withdrawals has passed, a poll will only be held if there are more candidates than seats available.

Any borough council polls must take place within 35 'computed days' from the date of the notice of vacancy. Saturdays, Sundays and any other non-working days are not included in the 35 day period.