Current local elections

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Cumberland Council Harraby North Ward

An election for the Cumberland Council Harraby North ward in Carlisle will be held on 27 June 2024.

Who is standing for election?

The Statement of Persons Nominated details who is standing for election.

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for the election of councillor to Harraby North Ward of Cumberland Council. Those who no longer stand nominated are listed but will have a comment in the right-hand column.

Name of Candidate Address of Candidate* Description of Candidate If no longer nominated, the reason why
CONNER, Peri (address in Cumberland) Green Party  
CURRIE, Rob 47 Pennine Gardens, Harraby, Carlisle, CA1 3QG Conservative Party Candidate  
MCDERMOTT, Justin Robert 8 Tannery Court, Tannery Road, Carlisle, CA1 2SS Labour Party  
WILLS, Sarah Joyce (address in Cumberland) Liberal Democrats  

 

*or, if a candidate has requested not to have their home address made public, the name of the relevant area. 

Key deadlines for this election

A Notice of Election has been published on 22 May 2024 for Harraby North Ward on Cumberland Council. This is for one seat.

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday, 11 June 2024. Applications can be made online.

Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Cumberland Council, Civic Centre, Rickergate, Carlisle, CA3 8QG by 5pm. on Wednesday, 12 June 2024.

Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate or an Anonymous Elector’s Document valid for this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday, 19 June 2024. Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate can be made online.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Cumberland Council, Civic Centre, Rickergate, Carlisle, CA3 8QG by 5pm on Wednesday, 19 June 2024.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Cumberland Council, Civic Centre, Rickergate, Carlisle, CA3 8QG by 5pm on Thursday, 27 June 2024.

General election on 4 July 2024

If you are looking for information on the General Election due to take place on the 4 July 2024, then you can find this on our website. 

Registering to vote

The deadline to register to vote in this election is midnight on 11 June 2024. 

If you are not on the electoral register already, you will have to register to vote. It is particularly important you make sure you are registered if you have:

  • recently moved house within the area, or moved to the Cumberland area
  • recently turned 18

How to register to vote.

Postal and proxy voting

The deadline for applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes in this election is 5pm on Wednesday 12 June 2024. The deadline for applications to vote by proxy at this election is 5pm on Wednesday, 19 June 2024. The deadline for applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election is 5pm on Thursday, 27 June 2024.

Apply for a postal or proxy vote

If you have a postal vote:

  • please leave plenty of time for posting it back to us in the envelope provided
  • we recommend you post your vote rather than hand deliver it to our offices
  • please do not use the letter boxes at our offices to post your postal vote, as your vote will not count

Postal voters living in the Harraby North ward are also advised that they will receive two postal vote packs – one for the Harraby North ward election, and one for the General Election. These voters are also advised to check the details on the ballot paper to confirm which election they are voting in and to note that the date by which the postal votes must be returned will be different. The easiest way to return a postal vote is to use the pre-paid Royal Mail envelope provided. Separate envelopes should be used for each ballot paper. 

The rules on postal voting have changed and we have to keep a record of every postal vote that is handed to a member of staff at one of our offices. 

If you have an existing postal vote, or as a registered elector, you apply for a postal vote for the elections on 2 May, these new rules will apply.

Anyone returning a postal vote by hand to the Local Returning Officer must complete a postal vote return form. A postal vote returned by hand that is not accompanied by a postal vote return form will be rejected. There are also new limits on the number of postal votes that can be handed in by one person.

Postal voters are encouraged to use the Royal Mail envelope provided with the postal vote pack, where ever possible.

Electors who wish to hand their postal vote in at the polling stations or designated council offices must complete a postal vote return form for the postal vote to be accepted.

At polling stations: Presiding Officers and Clerks will have the necessary form to be completed at the polling station.

Council Offices: Signage will be in place at each office to tell electors where they need to go to complete the form necessary for them to hand their postal vote in.

Postal votes should not be put through the letter boxes or internal mail boxes in the buildings as these will have to be rejected.

Voter ID

The deadline for applications for a Voter Authority Certificate or an Anonymous Elector’s Document valid for this election is 5pm on Wednesday, 19 June 2024.

In the UK you are legally required to show photo identification (ID) when voting at a polling station at this election.

Examples of photo ID

You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable. You can use any of the following:

  • Passport
  • Driving licence (including provisional license)
  • Blue badge
  • Certain concessionary travel cards
  • Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
  • Biometric Immigration document
  • Defence identity card
  • Certain national identity cards

You will only need to show one form of photo ID, but it needs to be the original version and not a photocopy. The name on your ID must be the same name you used to register to vote.

If you don’t have an accepted form of photo ID

If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID, or you’re not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. 

Apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate.

If you need any help with applying for a Voter Authority Certificate or want to request an application form, contact our elections team by email at elections@cumberland.gov.uk.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate for use at a particular election is 5pm, six working days before the date of that election.

For more information, including the full list of accepted forms of photo ID, visit the Electoral Commission website or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.

Key contacts

Anyone wishing to contact the Cumberland Council elections team should call 0300 373 3730 or email elections@cumberland.gov.uk .