Types of elections

The borough is responsible for the administration of the following types of elections:

  • Borough Council
  • County Council
  • Parish Council
  • Parliamentary
  • Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Referendums
Borough and parish elections

These are held on the first Thursday in May once every four years. The last elections were held on 4 May 2023. Melton Borough Council is made up of 16 borough wards with between 1-3 Councillors and 26 Parishes throughout the surrounding villages. The next Borough election is due to be held in May 2027.

Borough election results

Parish election results

County council elections

These are held on the first Thursday in May once every four years. The last elections were held on Thursday 6 May 2021. Melton Borough Council has four divisions each represented by 1 councillor.

The next county elections are May 2025.

For details about your county councillor, please see Leicestershire County Council - Find Councillor

County election results

Parliamentary elections

Parliamentary elections are held every five years. 

The last Parliamentary Election was held on 12 December 2019.

The next Parliamentary Election has be held by January 2025.

Parliamentary election results

Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Police and Crime Commissioners are elected to make sure that local police meet the needs of the community. The commissioners replaced the now abolished Police Authorities. The last elections were held on 6 May 2021.

The next Police and Crime Commissioners elections will be held in May 2024.

More detailed information can be found on the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire website. 

Police and Crime Commissioner election results


UK Wide, National and Regional Referendums

The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA) (see below) establishes a fixed legal framework for the conduct of any referendum held across the UK; or a referendum held in Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland. It also applies to regional referendums within England. A recent Act of Parliament has enabled the holding of referendums on regional assemblies in England.

Mayoral Referendums

The Local Government Act 2000 (see below) set out a major change in the way local authorities in England and Wales are run. Local authorities consult on which arrangements local people want. If there is a proposal to have a mayor, the local authority must hold a binding referendum. Many Councils in England have already conducted consultation with local people on this issue. Local residents can also require a mayoral referendum by organising a petition signed by 5% of the local electors or more (10% in Wales).

The Local Authority (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011 (see below) state the figure a petition must be signed by in order to change to a different form of governance.

Other Referendums

Referendums are now regularly used by local councils to test public opinion on local issues, such as neighbourhood planning. The referendums are not regulated by law and we have no responsibility for the content or other aspects of such referendums.

European Union referendum results

Neighbourhood planning referendums

Last updated 20 December 2023
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