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Parish and Town Council Elections

Parish and Town Councils reflect local needs and have the power to provide their neighbourhood with certain local services, which vary from place to place.

The Borough Council consults Parish and Town Councils for their views on all planning applications within their areas. Where Parish Councils do not meet regularly, there may be Parish meetings at which local residents can make their views known. 


Notice of Vacancies


Wynyard Parish Council – Notice of Vacancy

A written request calling for an election to fill the vacancy will be available for public inspection and copying under Section 228(5) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Stillington and Whitton Parish Council
There is a vacancy on Stillington and Whitton Parish Council. A written request calling for an election to fill the vacancy will be available for public inspection and copying under Section 228(5) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Yarm Town Council - Uncontested Election

Parish Elections – Thursday 2 May 2019

Local elections are are held once every four years, on the first Thursday of May. 

The most recent Local Elections took place on Thursday 2 May 2019. Our 2019 Local Elections Results webpage has all the details.  

The next ones are due to take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Mencap and the Electoral Commission have produced an easy read guide for voters with a learning disability to help them to understand how to register and vote in the Local Elections. Please pass it on to anyone that may find it useful.

If you would have difficulty getting to your Polling Station, or an election is called when you would be away on holiday, you can apply for a postal vote, or a proxy vote. Please make sure you return the applications by the deadline dates. 

Candidates / agents are advised that for the purposes of calculating spending limits, the following electorates should be used:


Community Governance Review - Grindon Parish

Following receipt of a 'valid' petition calling for Grindon to be split into two separate parishes, Stockton Council carried out a consultation with all local government electors in Grindon Parish to seek their views about the proposal.

The petition stated:

“Thorpe Thewles village is part of Grindon Parish Council. The Parish Council works for you and your community influencing planning, fly tipping, environmental issues and local matters. It is also a link to Stockton Borough Council Departments.

From the maps you can see Grindon Parish Council is in two areas, Grindon East which is mainly Wynyard Park and Grindon West which consists of Thorpe Thewles and The Elms near Junction Road.

Over the years the demands and needs of these communities in Grindon West and Grindon East have become more and more diverse due to the number of houses in each area. There are approximately 800 houses in Wynyard and another 400 planned making a total of 1,200 whilst in Grindon West there are approximately 200 homes.

There is a feeling among some residents that the Grindon Parish Council should be split into separate areas and manage their own affairs.”

Consultation responses findings and recommendations were considered at council meetings on 3 May 2017 and 21 June 2017, and the Council agreed that:

  1. Grindon Parish be abolished and Grindon Parish Council be dissolved and that two new parishes and parish councils are created based on the ward boundaries of Grindon East and Grindon West;  
  1. The new parish in the Grindon West Ward be called Grindon and Thorpe Thewles Parish and the new parish in the Grindon East Ward be called Wynyard Parish; 
  1. Grindon and Thorpe Thewles Parish Council comprise 6 Parish Councillors and Wynyard Parish Council comprise seven Parish Councillors; 
  1. A re-organisation order be made to implement the changes which will come into force at the next ordinary parish elections in May 2019.  

A Reorganisation of Community Governance Order 2018 had now been made.


Parish Polls

Parish polls provide an opportunity for local electors to express an opinion on a specific local subject, either by giving an answer to a question, or an appointment to any office. Ten electors or one third of electors present and voting at a relevant Parish Meeting (whichever number is less), may demand a poll on a question or the appointment to an office. There is no provision for the issue of poll cards or absent voting (postal or proxies). Polling is only in person at your local polling station. A Notice will be put up in the parish not less than 5 days before the poll Polling will be from 4pm to 9pm The result is not binding on the Parish or Unitary Council.


2015 Election Results Summary for Parish Councillors of the Wards of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council 

Date of Election: Thursday 7 May 2015

Contested Elections:

Ingleby Barwick East

Name of Candidate Description Number of Votes*
BARNES, Michael Stefan commonly known as Stefan BARNES Ingleby Barwick Independent Society  2,723 ELECTED
BOWMAN, Thomas Wilson commonly known as Tom BOWMAN Independent Since 1985  1,499 ELECTED
DALBY, Douglas Robert commonly known as Doug DALBY UK Independence Party (UKIP)  1,284
ENGLISH, Philip Malcolm Independent  1,305 ELECTED
RUTLAND, Jennifer Anne commonly known as Jenny RUTLAND Ingleby Barwick Independent Society   2,496 ELECTED
STRIKE, Edward Albert commonly known as Ted STRIKE UK Independence Party (UKIP)  1,407 ELECTED
THOMAS, Cherylann commonly known as Cheryl THOMAS Independent Resident  1,455 ELECTED

* If elected, the word 'ELECTED' appears against the number of votes.

Electorate: 7,122          Turnout: 67.4%


Mandale & Victoria 

Name of Candidate Description Number of Votes*
BAILEY, Ian James Labour Party  1,844 ELECTED
BAILEY, Sonia Maria Labour Party  1,787 ELECTED
HILLS, Michael commonly known as Mick HILLS Labour Party  1,675 ELECTED
KENNINGTON, David George commonly known as Dave KENNINGTON Thornaby Independent Association  1,470
KHALIQ, Zabear Commonly known as Zeb KHALIQ Thornaby Independent Association  1,325
LARGE, Patricia Marie commonly known as Pat LARGE Thornaby Independent Association  1,545 ELECTED
LARGE, Christina Elsie, commonly known as Tina LARGE Thornaby Independent Association  1,596 ELECTED
MAXWELL, Karina Marie Thornaby Independent Association  1,360 
ROWLING, Paul Labour Party  1,495
STOTT, Tracey Leigh Labour Party  1,637 ELECTED
TRAINER, Michael commonly known as Mick TRAINER Thornaby Independent Association  1,542
WALMSLEY, Stephen Francis commonly known as Steve WALMSLEY Thornaby Independent Association  1,670 ELECTED

* If elected, the word 'ELECTED' appears against the number of votes.

Electorate: 7,650          Turnout: 53.3%


Stainsby Hill

Name of Candidate Description Number of Votes*
BROWN, Derrick Thomas Labour Party  1,080 ELECTED
FINEGAN, James Patrick commonly known as Jim FINEGAN Labour Party  828
GODWIN, Raymond commonly known as Ray GODWIN Thornaby Independent Association  1,156 ELECTED
GOWLAND, Sean Robert Thornaby Independent Association  1,042
HARRIS, Andrew    200
MILBURN, Catherine Anne commonly known as Cath MILBURN Labour Party  936
WALMSLEY, Sylvia May Thornaby Independent Association  1,209 ELECTED

* If elected, the word 'ELECTED' appears against the number of votes.

Electorate: 4,865          Turnout: 56.5%



Name of Candidate Description Number of Votes*
DALGARNO, Ian John Thornaby Independent Association  1,931 ELECTED
EASTICK, Glenn Vincent Thornaby Independent Association 1,558 ELECTED 
MOORE, Michael commonly known as Mick MOORE Thornaby Independent Association 1,851 ELECTED 
ROBINSON, Beryl Labour Party 1,026 
STAMMERS, Marsha Gillian Labour Party 845 
WRIGHT, Craig Labour Party 788 

* If elected, the word 'ELECTED' appears against the number of votes.

Electorate: 5,382          Turnout: 62.7%



Name of Candidate Description Number of Votes*
CASEY, Carolyn commonly known as Lyn CASEY Yarm Residents Association  1,638 ELECTED
BASSETT, Maria Margaret commonly known as Maria Margaret CONNOR BASSETT Yarm Independent Association  1,202
COULSON, John Herbert commonly known as Jaycee COULSON Yarm Residents Association  1,445
HADLOW, Jason Lee Yarm Residents Association  1,585 ELECTED
HOLMES, Frederick William commonly known as Fred HOLMES Yarm Independent Association  1,516 ELECTED
JONES, Carole Elaine Yarm Independent Association  1,295
JUDGE, Alan Kirby    1,038
LAWSON, Jacqueline Paula commonly known as Jaxx LAWSON Yarm Residents Association  1,237
MCLEAVY, Sandra Elizabeth Doreen Yarm Residents Association  1,501 ELECTED
MEAKIN, Lorraine Yarm Residents Association  1,584 ELECTED
MONCK, Peter Joseph Yarm Independent Association  1,524 ELECTED
MORTON, Patrick Anthony commonly known as Paddy MORTON Yarm Independent Association  1,058
MOTHERSDALE, John Brian Yarm Residents Association  1,272
NEIL, Christopher Yarm Independent Association  1,687 ELECTED
PINKNEY, Jennifer Yvonne Yarm Independent Association  1,340
ROY, Peter Charles Yarm Independent Association  1,035
SHERRIS, Andrew Bickers Liddell Yarm Independent Association  1,791 ELECTED
SIMPSON, John George Yarm Independent Association  1,069
SIMPSON, Marjorie Yarm Independent Association  1,531 ELECTED
SMAILES, Pamela Yarm Residents Association  1,376
STUBBS, Laura Emma Yarm Residents Association  1,469
TEBBS, Philip Graham commonly known as Phil TEBBS Yarm Residents Association  1,667 ELECTED
WEBSTER, Charles Alan Graeme Independent  707
WEGG, Robert commonly known as Bob WEGG Yarm Residents Association  1,760 ELECTED

* If elected, the word 'ELECTED' appears against the number of votes.

Electorate: 6,638           Turnout: 73.7%