Elections and voting

A vote being placed in a ballot box

A national lockdown is in place which means you must stay at home.

For information about the rules, any disruptions to Council services, how to book a COVID-19 test and the support available for residents and businesses visit www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus

Notices of Vacancy – Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Three vacancies have occurred in the office of Borough Councillor of Stockton-on-Tees. The vacancies are in the Billingham West Ward, Western Parishes Ward and Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree Ward.

An election to fill the vacancies will be held if two local government electors for the Borough, by notice in writing, request that by elections are held. Details of how to do this are contained in the Notices below:

Vacancy for Billingham West Ward

Vacancy for Western Parishes Ward

Vacancy for Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree Ward 

Under current legislation, if the by-elections are called, these will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021 unless this date is brought forward or deferred by the Government.


Tees Valley Mayoral and Police Crime Commissioner Election

There will be an election for a new Tees Valley Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner in 2021. The elections have been delayed 1 year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Notice is hereby given that there is a vacancy in the office of Police and Crime Commissioner for the Cleveland Police Area.


We are keen to make sure that every eligible Stockton Borough resident can, if they wish, exercise their right to vote.

In this section you will find the information you need to ensure that you can participate in local democracy. Find out: