Elections Candidates and Agents

The next scheduled elections

The next scheduled local elections will take place on Thursday 7 May 2020, which will be combined with Police Crime Commissioner Elections.There will be local elections for one seat in all wards, other than Central and Pickering, where no elections will take place.

Nominations for this election have now closed.

Standing as a candidate at local elections

You may be eligible to stand for election as a local Hull Councillor as a member of a political party or as an independent candidate.

To be able to stand as a candidate in local elections you must be aged 18 or older, be a British citizen,  an eligible Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of any member state of the European Union and meet one or more of the following qualifications -

  • you are, and continue to be, registered as a local government elector in Hull from the day of your nomination onwards
  • you have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in Hull during the whole 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election
  • your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in Hull
  • you have lived in Hull during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election

Apart from meeting the qualifications for standing for election, you must also not be disqualified.  You cannot be a candidate if at the time of your nomination and on polling day-

  • you are employed by the local authority or hold a paid office under the authority (including joint boards or committees)
  • you hold a politically restricted post
  • you are subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order
  • you are the mayor for a combined authority area that the local authority is a part of
  • you have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more (including a suspended sentence) without the option of a fine, during the five years before polling day

Political parties are responsible for selecting who will stand as their candidates at an election. If you are interested in standing for election for a particular political party, you will need to contact their local office direct.

In order to become a candidate, you will need to complete certain nomination papers, which must then be submit by hand to the Returning Officer within a certain time period once and election has been called, known as the nomination period.

The forms you need to complete are the nomination form, consent to nomination and home address form. If you are standing on behalf of a registered political party, you will also need to submit a certificate authorising you to use the party's name and a written request to use one of the part's emblems, if you would like to appear on the ballot paper.

More detailed information on standing as a candidate at local elections and nomination packs can be found online on The Electoral Commission website.

Paper copies of the guidance and nomination packed can be requested from Electoral services via;

Telephone - 01482 613 386

Email - electoral.services@hullcc.gov.uk