Who Can I Vote For?

2017 Northamptonshire County Council local election

Higham Ferrers ward

This election was held on Thursday 4 May 2017.

4 candidates stood in Higham Ferrers ward.

In some areas, local government is split between a county council and a district council. On 4 May 2017 you will elect your county councillor(s) in a first past the post election. Your county council is responsible for services across the whole county, including:

  • Education
  • Streets and roads
  • Planning
  • Fire and public safety
  • Social care
  • Libraries
  • Waste management
  • Trading standards

Separately your district council is responsible for services delivered at a local level, including:

  • Rubbish collection
  • Recycling
  • Council Tax collections
  • Housing
  • Planning applications

Your district councillors are elected in separate elections.

To vote in a local government election in England you must be:

  • 18 years of age or over on polling day
  • a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union
  • resident in the UK
  • not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote

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