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Current and future elections

On Thursday, 4 May 2023 elections taking place in Darlington to elect:-

  • Local Government (Borough Council) Councillors; and
  • Parish Council Councillors.

Local Government (Borough and Parish) Council Elections 4 May 2023.

Residents can vote for who they wish to represent them.

The Elections Act 2022 brings a number of changes, such as the need for voters to provide photographic ID.

For more information see our Elections Act 2022 page.

To be able to vote in the May elections you must be registered to vote.

If you are not already registered, you can do so online at the GOV.UK website [external link].

It takes just a few minutes and you will need your National Insurance Number.

50 elected Councillors make up the Council.

They represent 20 Wards across the Borough.

Councillors may:

  • represent a political party; or
  • local political group; or
  • stand as an independent Councillor.

Parish Councils are made up of Parish Councillors.

They do have statutory powers and duties.

Communities expect, and often ask, Parish Councils to voice their views on:

  • planning applications;
  • local plans;
  • other issues.

For more information on standing as a candidate see our Stand for Election - Borough and Parish Elections page

The electoral timetable for future elections (as it currently stands) is, as follows:

Thursday 4 May 2023

Local (Borough and Parish) Council Elections

Thursday 2 May 2024

Police and Crime and Commissioner Election

Thursday 2 May 2024

Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayoral Election

By Mid-January 2025

UK Parliamentary (General) Election

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