Voting and Elections

The electoral register is a list of people who are eligible to vote in elections and referendums in Northumberland. You cannot vote if your name does not appear on the register.

Information about the 2021 Police and Crime Commissioner, County and Parish elections happening in Northumberland.

2021 Police and Crime Commissioner, County and Parish elections

Click for more information on the Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates or call 0808 196 2170


Timetable for 6 May 2021


PCC Notice of Election 6 May 2021
PCC Notice of Election Address Deadline
County Notice of Election 6 May 2021
Parish Notice of Election 6 May 2021
NPR Notice of Election 6 May 2021

Statement of Persons Nominated

Statement of Persons Nominated - County Councillors
Statement of Persons Nominated - Parish Councillors
Return of Result of Uncontested Election - Parish Councillors
Notice of Uncontested Election - Zero Nominations
Notice of uncontested election - Parish (Dormant Councils)
Statement of Persons Nominated - Police and Crime Commissioner

Notice of Election Agents

Notice of Election Agents - County Councillors
Notice of Election Agents - Police and Crime Commissioner

Notice of Poll

Police and Crime Commissioner (Notice of Polling Stations)
Police and Crime Commissioner (Notice of Poll)
Parish (Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations)
County (Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations)

Nomination process

The following videos explain how to complete your Parish nomination papers. For your convenience we’ve separated them into short videos so that you can see how to complete a particular page, or if you’d prefer to see the guidance from start to finish you can also do this.

Guide for County Council Candidates and Agents - The Nomination Process
Guide for Parish Clerks and Parish Candidates – The Nomination Process
County Nomination Briefing for Candidates and Agents
Parish Nomination Briefing for Candidates and Agents

General information

Becoming a County Councillor
Becoming a Parish Councillor

We are currently recruiting for the upcoming election, we have roles available as a Presiding Officer, Poll Clerk, Postal Vote Opening Assistant, Verification Assistant and Count Assistant. Please click on the role you are interest in for more information.

To apply please click here

Please see below Polling Station Staff Training Videos

To find your local polling station click here. You will need to input the first line of your address and your postcode then select Lookup Address. Your polling station details can be found under the sub-heading Elections and Voting.

Here you will find information on how you can register to vote, or make changes to you current registration.

Please note you are unable to view the electoral register online, however this can be viewed in person at our local offices. Please contact elections on 01670 624811 or for more details and to arrange an appointment.
1. Click on Register to Vote
2. Fill in your name, address, date of birth and a few other details. You will also need your national insurance number, which can be found on your national insurance card, or on official paperwork, such as payslips and letters about benefits or tax credits.
3. Look out for a confirmation to say you’re registered

What do I do if I've changed address?

If you have changed address you will need to register to vote at your new address. You can do this by clicking the link above.

How do I remove someone from the electoral register at my address?

To remove a person from your address you should contact the elections office on 01670 624811 or email us at

You can register to vote if you are 16 years old or over and a British citizen or an Irish, qualifying Commonwealth or European Union citizen who is resident in the UK.

If you are 16 or 17, you can apply to be added to the register in advance, however you cannot vote until you are 18.

If you are a citizen of one of these EU countries and resident in the UK, you are eligible to register to vote in UK elections.

To qualify, Commonwealth citizens must be resident in the UK and either have leave to remain in the UK or not require such leave. The definition of a 'Commonwealth citizen' includes citizens of British crown dependencies and British overseas territories.

Overseas Electors

If you are an overseas elector you can vote in UK Parliamentary elections only.

To find out further information about voting from overseas please click here.

Service Voters

You can register as a service voter if you are:
- A member of the Armed Forces
- The spouse or civil partner of someone in the Armed Forces

To find out further information about being a service voter please click here.

No Fixed Abode

You can still register to vote even if you do not have a fixed address. This may be because you are:

- A patient in a mental health hospital
- Homeless
- A merchant seaman
- Part of the gypsy or travelling community

To find out further information about having no fixed abode please click here

Anonymous Registration

If you think your name and address being on the electoral register could affect your safety, or the safety or someone in your household, you can register to vote anonymously.

To download an application form to vote anonymously please click here.
Click here to apply for a Postal Vote

Advice on postal voting 

To vote by post at any election we must receive your application at the very latest by 5pm on the 11th working day before the election. If you require information about alternatives to voting in person, please contact the elections team at County Hall on 01670 624811 or email

When we get your application, we record on the electoral register that you want to vote by post. You will not be allowed to vote at a polling station while you have a postal vote.

You will receive a ballot paper, a postal vote statement which you have to fill in, an envelope to put the ballot paper in, and a postage-paid return envelope (not valid overseas).

Return your completed ballot paper and your postal vote statement to Northumberland County Council.

It is your responsibility to post it back in time to reach us before the close of poll on election day.

If you leave it too late to post it, you can take it on election day (before the close of poll) to the polling station in the area where you normally vote and hand it to the presiding officer.

Receipt of postal votes ahead of polling day will differ depending on when your application was received. Your postal voter polling card will indicate your expected delivery date. Alternatively you can contact the elections office on 01670 624811 for an indication of when you should receive your postal vote pack.
To apply for a proxy vote click here

Advice on proxy voting

To vote by proxy at any election, we must receive your application at the very latest by 5pm on the sixth working day before the election. If you wish to enquire about a proxy vote, you should contact the elections team by phoning 01670 624811 or email

Who qualifies for a proxy vote?
To get a proxy vote you must be able to show you cannot reasonably be expected to go to the polling station. For example, because:
  • you are living abroad and are registered here as an overseas voter
  • you are a blind or disabled person
  • you live in a residential care home
  • you will be away on an educational course on election day
  • you are self-employed and will be unable to go to the polling station because of your job
For some of these reasons you will need to get someone, such as your doctor or care nurse, to confirm what you are saying. If you are unable to get to the polling station, you should consider asking for a postal vote instead, as you do not have to give a reason for this or ask anyone else to vote for you.

How do I appoint someone to be my proxy?
You must find someone who is over 18 and is prepared to vote for you. You must include their details on your application form. They must sign your application form to confirm they are prepared to vote on your behalf.
Using information received from the public, registration officers keep two registers: the electoral register and the open register.

The electoral register

The electoral register lists the names and addresses of everyone registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote. It is also used for other limited purposes specified in law, such as detecting crime (e.g. fraud), calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.

The open register

The open register is an extract of the electoral register but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details. Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed. Removing your details from the open register does not affect your right to vote.

If you wish to be removed from the open register, please click here or contact the elections team on 01670 624811 or email
During the annual canvass every household in Northumberland will receive a letter or canvass form listing everyone who is currently registered to vote at the property, this takes place every year between July and December.

We now send out two different types of correspondence, rather than one standard form. Unlike previous years we no longer require a response from every household, only the household who have received a canvass form are required to respond.

This years canvass is taking place during challenging times, with this in mind we are urging people to respond using either by online, telephone or text.

Click here for further information regarding this years annual canvass
From 4 May 2021, care home residents should be enabled to leave their care home to spend time outdoors, without subsequent isolation for 14 days, in the following circumstances:
  • residents may be accompanied by:
    • a member of care home staff
    • one or both of their nominated visitors
    • their essential care provider (where applicable)
  • care homes should discuss arrangements with residents’ nominated visitors, or essential care provider, in advance
  • visits should take place solely outdoors, except for the use of toilet facilities
  • there should be no visits to indoor spaces (public or private)
  • the exception to this is that residents will be able to access polling stations
  • visits should not involve the use of public transport
Polling stations & voting
Where the visit out of the care home includes visiting a polling station, the following additional measures should be in place:
  • residents should be accompanied to the polling station by a member of care home staff to help facilitate a safe journey
  • residents (and staff accompanying them) should adhere to all social distancing measures in place at the polling station
Where people living in care homes are registered to vote, care providers should take all reasonable steps to support them to do so.

An emergency proxy vote can be obtained by 5pm on polling day if adhering to coronavirus advice or guidance would prevent a resident from going to the polling station. This would be the case where a resident has tested positive for COVID-19, or there has been an outbreak in their care home, for example.

 Click here for more information.
This section provides information on upcoming elections and referendums to be held in Northumberland, aswell as information linked to previous elections.

Town Council By Election results for Berwick Town Council and Blyth Town Council held on Thursday 9 January 2020

Result for Berwick Town Council by Election (Grove)

Meg Brown - Labour Party -  61
Christine Winifred Bruce - Conservative party - 66 (Elected)

Turnout 10%
View Declaration of result 

Result for Blyth Town Council (Cowpen)

Aileen Barras - Labour - 231
Adam Christopher Parsons - Conservative - 388 (Elected)

Turnout 18%
View Declaration of result

Parlimentary Election results held on Thursday 12 December 2019


Blyth Valley Parliamentary Constituency

Thom Chapman - LIB DEM 2,151
Susan Elizabeth Dungworth - LAB/CO-OP 16,728
Dawn Furness - GREEN 1,146
Ian Levy - CON 17,440
Mark Peart - BREXIT PARTY 3,394
Ian Levy elected MP for the Blyth Valley Parliamentary Constituency.

Wansbeck Parliamentary Constituency

Michael Flynn - CPA 178
Jack Alexader Gebhard - CON 16,310
Ian Lavery - LAB 17,124
Steve Leyland - GREEN 1,217
Stephen Anthony Psallidas - LIB DEM 2,539
Eden Webley - BREXIT PARTY 3,141 Ian Lavery elected MP for the Wansbeck Constituency

Hexham Parliamentary Constituency

Penny Grennan - LAB 14,603
Stephen Howse - LIB DEM 4,672
Nick Morphet - GREEN 1,723
Guy Thomas Opperman - CON 25,152 Guy Thomas Opperman elected MP for Hexham Constituency

Berwick-upon-Tweed Constituency

Tom Hancock - LIB DEM 7,656
Thomas Leslie Stewart - GREEN 1,394
Anne-Marie Belinda Trevelyan - CON 23,947
Trish Williams - LAB 9,112 Anne-Marie Belinda Trevelyan elected MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency

2019 Police and Crime Commissioner

First Count Declaration 
Second Count Declaration

2019 European Parliament 

Local results
Regional results

2019 North of Tyne Combined Authority Mayoral

Local result
Count stage 1 result
Count stage 2 result
Overall result
Find out more about the North of Tyne Combined Authority here

2019 County By Election (Holywell)

Declaration of result

2018 Morpeth Bid

Declaration of result

2018 Blyth Bid

Declaration of result

2017 Parlimentary Election

Declaration of result for Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency
Declaration of result for Blyth Valley constituency
Declaration of result for Hexham constituency
Declaration of result for Wansbeck constituency
Click herer to view an interactive map of the 2017 county council results 

2017 County Council


Bellingham, John Robert Riddle,Conservative
Corbridge, Nick Oliver, Conservative
Haydon and Hadrian, Alan Sharp, Liberal Democrat
Haltwhistle, James Ian Hutchinson, Conservative
Hexham Central with Acomb,Trevor Cessford, Conservative
Hexham East, Cath Homer, Conservative
Hexham West, Derek Kennedy
Humshaugh, Rupert McLure Gibson, Conservative
South Tynedale, Colin William Horncastle, Conservative
Stocksfield and Broomhaugh, Patricia Anne Mary Dale, (Independent)

South East

Amble, Terry Clark, Labour
Ashington Central, Thomas S Wilson, Labour
Bothal, Lynne Grimshaw, Labour
Bedlington Central, Russ Wallace, Independent
Bedlington East, Bill Crosby, Independent
Bedlington West, Malcolm Robinson
Bywell, Karen R Quinn, Conservative
Choppington, Dave Ledger, Labour
College, Mark A Purvis, Labour
Cramlington East, Ian C F Swithenbank, Labour
Cramlington Eastfield, Christine L Dunbar, Conservative
Cramlington North Division, Wayne Daley, Conservative
Cramlington South East, Allan Hepple, Labour
Cramlington Village, Mark D Swinburn, Conservative
Cramlington West, Barry M Flux, Conservative
Croft, Kath Nisbet, Labour
Cowpen, Susan Davey, Labour
Druridge Bay, Scott J Dickinson, Labour
Hartley, Susan E Dungworth, Labour
Haydon, Brian C Gallacher, Labour
Hirst, Ken Parry, Labour
Holywell, Bernard Pidcock, Labour
Isabella, Gordon Webb, Labour
Kitty Brewster, Grant Davey, Labour
Lynemouth, Liz Dunn, Labour
Longhorsley, Hugh Glen Howard Sanderson, Conservative
Morpeth Kirkhill, Richard W Wearmouth, Conservative
Morpeth North, David Lee Bawn, Conservative
Morpeth Stobhill, John A Beynon, Conservative
Newbiggin Central & East, Liz Simpson, Labour
Newsham, Deirdre Campbell, Labour
Pegswood, David J Towns, Conservative
Plessey, Jeff Reid, Liberal Democrat
Ponteland East & Stannington, Eileen Armstrong, Conservative
Ponteland North, Richard R Dodd, Conservative
Ponteland South with Heddon, Peter A Jackson, Conservative
Ponteland West, Veronica Jones, Conservative
Prudhoe North, Kenneth G Stow, Conservative
Prudhoe South, Gordon Stewart, Conservative
Seaton with Newbiggin West, James A Lang, Labour
Seghill with Seaton Delaval, Margaret E Richards, Labour
Sleekburn, Jeff Gobin, Labour
Stakeford, Julie D Foster, Labour
South Blyth, Lesley Jennifer Rickerby, Liberal Democrats
Wensleydale, Eileen Cartie, Labour


Amble West with Warkworth, Jeff Watson, Conservative
Alnwick Gordon Castle, Conservative
Alnwick,Robbie Moore, Conservative
Bamburgh, Guy Renner-Thompson, Conservative
Berwick East, Georgina Emma Rowley Hill, Independent
Berwick North, Catherine Morag Seymour, Conservative
Berwick West With Ord Division Gregah Alan Roughead, Conservative
Longhoughton, Wendy Pattison, Conservative
Norham & Islandshires Division, Roderick Malcolm Gordon Lawrie, Conservative
Rothbury, Steven Christopher Bridgett, Independent
Shilbottle, Trevor Norman Thorne, Conservative
Wooler, Anthony Harkness Murray, Conservative

2017 Town and Parish Council 

Contested Town and Parish council election results (PDF)
Uncontested Town and Parish council election results (PDF) 

For any elections not covered in this section, please contact the Elections department on or 01670 624811

In this section you will find information regarding Polling reviews & all other Electoral Services matters.

Notice of Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations 2019
Terms of reference
Survey of current polling stations
Maps of divisional boundaries

Documents relating to the review can be inspected at Information Centres around Northumberland at:
Alnwick - Greenwell Lane, Greenwell Road, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1HB
Ashington - Wansbeck Square, Station Road, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9XL
Bedlington - Bedlington Library, Glebe Road, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 6JX
Berwick - Berwick Library, Walkergate, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 1DB
Blyth - Blyth Library, 20 Bridge Street, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 2DJ
Cramlington - Concordia Leisure Centre, Forum Way, Cramlington, NE23 6YB
Hexham - Queens Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3LS
Morpeth - Royal Sovereign House, Manchester Street, Morpeth, NE61 1BH
Seaton Delaval - Astley Community High School, Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, NE25 0BW

Email contact

Community Governence Reviews and Orders

2017 Alnwick and Denwick

2018 Blyth and Seaton Valley

2019 Broomley and Stocksfield - Name Change

2020 Cartington - Abolished and merged with Rothbury & Thropton
2020 Easington - Abolished and merged with Belford & reduction in seats
2020 Corbridge
2020 Hauxley and Amble
2020 Longhoughton - Redistribution of seats
2020 Newton By The Sea - Reduce seats
2020 Rothbury, Whitton and Tosson

Final recommendations have been considered by full council. Council have resolved to make any outstanding Orders.

Consequential Reviews - County Boundaries

2020 Newsham and Seghill