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Elections in May 2021

Elections for the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and by-elections for some local government seats were held on 6 May 2021. Find out more about the elections and the local by-election results as they come in.


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Key election deadlines in Allerdale

Jonathan Irving

Jonathan Irving

Posted on 19 April 2021

Residents in Allerdale are being reminded of some key deadlines ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner and local by-elections on May 6.

The deadline to register to vote if you are not already on the electoral register is midnight on 19 April 2021. It is particularly important that those who have recently turned 18 or moved home, act now to check and ensure that they are registered to vote. Anyone with any queries should contact the council’s local elections team. 

There are a number of ways to vote in the elections in May – by post, in a polling station, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, which is known as a proxy vote.  The deadline for residents to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 20 April 2021, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on 27 April.

Andrew Seekings, Returning Officer for Allerdale Borough Council, said: “It is vitally important that anyone who needs to register, or would like to vote by post or by proxy, acts now to ensure they don’t miss out on election day. If you do need to register, then it only take five minutes and is easy to do online at

“If you want a postal or proxy vote there is a form which needs to be completed and sent back to our elections team. So you need to ensure you get that to the team ahead of the deadlines. More information is available on our website .”

Elections will be held in Allerdale for the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, as well as five vacant borough council seats, two vacant Cumbria County Council seats and four seats on Workington Town Council. 

Details on who is standing for election can be found at:

Any residents who have questions can also contact their local elections team by email  or on 0303 123 1702.