Candidates for the local by-elections confirmed

In Brighton & Hove two by-elections are being held on Thursday 6 May following the resignation of Tracey Hill in the Hollingdean & Stanmer ward and Lee Wares in Patcham. 

If you are a resident in one of those wards you will be able to cast your vote for a councillor to represent you as part of Brighton & Hove City Council.

Hollingdean & Stanmer ward

The candidates for Hollingdean & Stanmer are:

Emma Louise Dawson-Bowling (Conservative Party)
Leila Erin-Jenkins (Labour Party)
Nigel Furness (Independent)
Alex Hargreaves (Liberal Democrats)
Zoë Olivia John (Green Party)
Des Jones (UK Independence Party (UKIP))
Rob Somerton-Jones (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)

View the full details for Hollingdean & Stanmer ward.

Patcham ward

The candidates for Patcham are:

Bruno De Oliveira (Labour Party)
Charles Daniel Goodhand (UK Independence Party (UKIP))
Madelaine Joanna Primrose Hunter-Taylor (Liberal Democrats)
Anne Christine Meadows (The Conservative Party)
Eliza Wyatt (Green Party)

View the full details for Patcham ward.

Register to vote by 19 April 

To vote in these by-elections you must:

  • be registered to vote at an address within the ward by 19 April
  • be 18 years old or over on 6 May 2021
  • not be legally excluded from voting
  • be a British, Irish, EU or a qualifying Commonwealth citizen

You need to be registered to be able to vote.

If you’re not already registered, or you’ve recently moved, go to

Think about the best voting option for you

Polling stations will be safe places to vote in May, but there are other ways to vote. 

If you'd rather not go to a polling station, or you won't be able to get to one on the day, you can apply for a postal or proxy vote.

Apply early to vote by post

If you want to vote by post, apply early so your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly. 

You must apply for a postal vote by 20 April at the latest. 

Vote by proxy

You can also ask someone you trust to vote on your behalf. This is known as a proxy vote.

You should apply for a proxy vote by 27 April.

Find out more

Read more about the local by-elections taking place in the wards of Hollingdean & Stanmer and Patcham.

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