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Lancaster City Council

Serving Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth and the surrounding rural and coastal areas 

Local Elections 2019: Party Site Links

1/5/19: For those of you who may not have received leaflets or been canvassed by candidates in tomorrow's local elections, here are the details of the online presence of participating parties. We've also featured their Facebook presence if they have one.

European Parliamentary Elections Candidates Revealed

28/4/19: The full list of candidates for the forthcoming European Parliamentary Elections has been published.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith condemns Tory Voter ID check plans

12/3/18: Lancaster MP Cat Smith has hit out at Conservative plans to introduce Voter ID checks, which over 40 charities argue will rob vulnerable people of a say in elections.

Conservatives take control of Lancashire County Council

5/5/17: Lancashire County Council's results have been announced for the election held on 4th May 2017.

Don't forget to Register to Vote for the General Election

22/4/17: With a general election set to take place on 8th June 2017, it is important you register to vote by midnight on 22 May and then use your vote on the day. You can register online in just 5 minutes at

Lancashire County Council election candidates revealed

5/4/17: The list of candidates for the Lancashire County Council elections on Thursday 4th May 2017 has been announced and we have the full list of candidates campaigning for your vote in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

Make your mark - don't forget to register to vote

4/4/17: Time is running out for anyone who has not yet registered to vote if they want to make their mark in this year’s Lancashire County Council elections.

Could you be a Councillor and stand for what you believe in?

28/9/16: Lancashire County Council is asking people to consider if they could be a councillor ahead of next year's county elections - and had organised two events in Preston in October where anyone interested can fins out more about what's involved. Lancashire County Council is holding local elections in May 2017 and new candidates are needed to represent their areas.

Lancaster's Poorest Could Lose Out in Rushed Voting Changes, pressure groups warn

18/11/15: Campaign groups such as 38 Degreesthe Electoral Reform Society and Hope Not Hate are highlighting concerns which could mean over 4,000 people could be wiped off the Lancaster electoral register under new government rules on Friday. Not being registered can affect your credit rating and mean that you miss out on voting. The worst part? Many people have no idea it’s happening to them.

Labour set to retain control of Lancaster City Council

9/5/15: Lancaster City Council remains under No Overall Control after the ballot on Thursday. The results of the local elections were perhaps a little overshadowed by the General Election, which saw Labour's Cat Smith take Lancaster and Fleetwood. The Tories retained Morecambe and Lunesdale with an increased majority for incumbent David Morris.

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

10/8/14: Local voters are being asked to comment on future polling arrangements in the Lancaster City Council area.The city council is reviewing its arrangements for voters onelection day by reviewing polling districts and places.It is looking for feedback on any aspect of polling districts and/or polling places currently used.Apolling districtis defined as the geographical area created by sub-dividing a...

Electoral registration system is changing this summer

10/6/14: The biggest shake-up to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years will take place over the summer– and Lancaster City Council is urging everyone to take action when they receive a letter about the change. All residents in the Lancaster district will receive a letter through the post telling them about the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration (IER).

Register to vote by 6 May or miss elections

21/4/14: Time is running out to make sure that you are registered to vote in time for the European elections on Thursday 22 May. In Lancaster there will also be City Council by-elections for two seats that have come vacant, in the University Ward and Scotforth West (see previous news: ('Councillors quit, by elections announced'). Morecambe Town Council will be holding a by-election in Westgate ward.

Final reminder to register to vote

7/2/14: More than 5,000 people in the Lancaster district risk falling off the electoral register unless they take immediate action. That’s the warning this week from Lancaster City Council as it prepares to publish the latest edition of the electoral register. Registration forms were sent to every home in the Lancaster district last year, followed up by personal visits by those who did not respond.

North West Labour Party lines up their Euro candidates for 2014

8/8/13: Sitting MEP Arlene McCarthy topped the list of selected Labour candidates for the 2014 European Elections The Labour Party has unveiled its candidates to fight the 2014 European Elections in the North West.

Don't miss the chance to have your say

3/4/13: Lancashire County Council is reminding people to register to vote by Wednesday 17th April or miss the chance to have their say in the council elections. There's now just one month to go until Thursday 2nd May, when Lancashire’s voters will elect their representatives to shape and decide on county council services.

Ever thought of becoming a County Councillor?

14/11/12: Have you ever wanted to really get involved with the way services are provided in your community? Becoming a County Councillor would allow you to have a major influence in your community, and a special event organised by Lancashire County Council will help you to find out more.

Candidates declared for Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Election

27/10/12: The candidates for Lancashire's first Police and Crime Commissioner elections which will take place on 15th November have now been formally declared. The PCC will replace the current Lancashire Police Authority. Lancashire has four candidates in the running for the new position. The successful candidate will be declared on 16th November.

100 days until Lancashire elects first Police and Crime Commissioner

7/8/12: Today marks 100 days until the election of Lancashire's first Police and Crime Commissioner. Lancashire residents will vote to elect a PCC on 15th November, with the successful candidate announced the following day. The PCC will replace the current Lancashire Police Authority.