Shropshire Council

Unitary election 6 May 2021

Local elections are expected to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Notice of election

Statement of persons nominated

Notice of election agents and offices

Notice of uncontested election

Advice for candidates

Shropshire Council has provided a guidance document for candidates wishing to stand in the unitary council elections, which we would urge all prospective candidates to download, as it contains important information about the election process in Shropshire. 

Candidates will also need the following application forms:

Election timetable

  • Deadline for delivery of nomination papers
    4:00 pm Thursday 8 April 2021
  • Publication of statement of persons nominated
    Not later than 4pm on Friday 9 April 2021
  • Despatch first batch of postal votes
    aiming to commence 16 April 2021
  • Last date for registration
    midnight Monday 19 April 2021
  • Receipt of postal vote applications
    5:00 pm Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Despatch second batch of postal votes
    aiming to commence 21 April 2021
  • Receipt of proxy vote applications
    5:00 pm Tuesday 27 April 2021​

Please visit the Every Vote Counts website for information on accessible voting.

Find out more from our frequently asked questions and take a look at the coronavirus letter to the Parliamentary Parties Panel members on campaigning during lockdown.

Further information and documentation will be posted on this page when available and in accordance with statutory deadlines.

Guidance and resources for candidates or agents at a local government election can be found on the Electoral Commission website.