Elections held in East Cambridgeshire

Referendum on the Neighbourhood Planning for Swaffham Bulbeck 

Thursday, 26th January 2023  

Haddenham & Aldreth Neighbourhood Planning Referendum  

Thursday, 29th September 2022  

By-Election for  the Parish of Stretham 

Thursday 11 August 2022 

By-Election for  the Parish of Ely, East Ward 

Thursday 11 August 2022 

By-Election for  the Parish of Ely, North Ward 

Thursday 11 August 2022 


East Cambridgeshire District Council 

Held every four years to elect the whole District Council. 
Next election: 4 May 2023. 
 
Parish Councils 
Held every four years alongside the District Council Elections to elect the Parish Councillors for the parishes in East Cambridgeshire. 
Next elections: 4 May 2023 

Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioners 

Held every four years to help elect the Police & Crime Commissioner for the whole of Cambridgeshire. 
The 2020 election was postponed due to the coronavirus issue. 
Next election due May 2024. 

Cambridgeshire County Council 

Held every four years, between District Council elections, to elect the eight County Councillors covering East Cambridgeshire. 
Next election due May 2025. 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Mayor 

Held every four years to help elect the Mayor for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. 
​Next election due May 2025.  

United Kingdom Parliament 

Held every five years to help elect two Members of Parliament who have their constituencies covering East Cambridgeshire. 
Next elections due May 2024. 

By-elections 

Occasionally by-elections are held, usually for the District or County Councils, when a Councillor leaves his/her position for whatever reason. These are one-off elections and only apply to an individual ward/division where an election is held to replace the person vacating their position as a Councillor. 

Standing for Election 

If you are considering standing as a Candidate to become a Councillor please read the information leaflet entitled 'Do You Want to be a Councillor?' linked below. 

Referenda 

Held only when requested.  Must be requested by a certain number of the electorate.