We organise several different types of election.
European Parliament elections
European elections are held every 5 years. The next election will be on Thursday 23 May 2019.
European Parliamentary election - Eastern Region, 23 May 2019
Go to the European Parliament website for more information.
Some wards have elections twice in 4 years. Other wards have elections 3 times in 4 years. Thurrock doesn’t have a council election in the fourth year. Sometimes we need to combine council elections with other elections.
The last council elections, for a third of the council, took place on Thursday 2 May 2019, including an additional by-election in the Chadwell St Mary ward.
UK Parliament elections
The government usually holds parliamentary elections every 5 years. Go to UK Parliament.
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner elections
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner elections are held every 5 years.