Elections and Electoral Registration
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The Borough Council is responsible for the administration of
elections for Parliamentary, European Parliamentary, County
Council, Borough Council, Parish Council and Referenda.
Parliamentary elections are held in response
to Her Majesty the Queen dissolving Parliament and issuing a Writ
to hold an election. The maximum term of office of a
Government is five years, however elections are usually held before
that time has expired. The last Parliamentary Election was
held on the 6th May 2010.
Melton Borough Council is within the Rutland
and Melton Parliamentary Constituency which also includes Rutland
County Council and part of Harborough District Council. The
constituency is represented by Alan Duncan MP
Borough and Parish Council
These are held on the first Thursday in May
once every four years. The last elections were held on
the 5th May 2011. Melton Borough Council is made up of 16
Borough Wards with between 1-3 Councillors and 26 Parish Councils
throughout the surrounding villages.The next Borough election are
due to be held in May 2015.
For a full list of the current Councillors please click on
the link provided.
European Parliamentary Elections
The last European Parliamentary elections were
held on 4th June 2009 in the United Kingdom.
They are held every five years and the next ones will be held on
5th June 2014. The date is determined by the
council of the European Communities and elections take place
throughout Europe between the Thursday and the following Sunday of
the specified week. This is because Member States
traditionally vote on different days of the week, e.g., United
Kingdom votes on Thursday, Italy votes on Sundays.
Melton Borough Council is part of the East
Midlands Region which is represented by five Members of the European Parliament (MEP’s)
County Council Elections
These elections are held every four years and the last ones were
2nd May 2013. They are usually held on the first Thursday
in May and the next ones will be held on the 2nd
For a full list of the County's results please click on the
following link -
County Council Election Results.
Melton Borough Council has four divisions each
represented by 1 Councillor.
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