Polling station

Important briefing for potential election candidates

31 October 2019

Cheshire East Council’s election team will be hosting an important briefing session for potential Parliamentary candidates on Thursday, 7 November at 7.30pm at the council headquarters Westfields in Sandbach.

This follows the vote in Parliament to hold a General Election on Thursday, 12 December. Nominations for the election will close at 4pm on 14 November, meaning all paperwork and other documentation must be submitted and approved by that date. 

Anyone seeking to stand in this election in the following Parliamentary constituencies is urged to attend this briefing session:

  • Congleton;
  • Crewe and Nantwich;
  • Macclesfield; and
  • Tatton

The Returning Officer Kath O’Dwyer, who is also acting chief executive Kath O'Dwyer Acting Chief Executive 223x280of Cheshire East Council, said: “I would urge all potential candidates to attend this meeting as there is important information we need to give relating to this election, the process for nominations, protocols and legalities.

“It is important that all paperwork for candidates is completed in full and correctly, prior to the deadline for nominations in order to avoid any difficulties that could prevent a candidate from standing.

“We will be able to offer advice to candidates on the paperwork that they need to complete.”

The briefing session will take place in Room S10 at Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ, starting at 7.30pm.

Due to limited space, it is important that candidates, and their agents, contact Cheshire East election team to reserve their place as soon as possible. They should telephone 01270 685922 or email: electoral.information@cheshireeast.gov.uk