Candidates announced for local elections 2023

5 April 2023

Local election nominations have officially closed and the names of all candidates standing for election in Thurrock on Thursday 4 May have been released.

Details of candidates can be found at

Polling cards have been delivered to eligible electors giving their voting details, polling station, voter ID requirements and how to apply for a postal or proxy vote. Polling hours on Thursday 4 May are from 7am until 10pm.

Anyone who has not yet registered to vote has until midnight on Monday 17 April to apply. Applications can be made online at or by phoning 01375 652 652.

A new law introduced this year means that those voting in person are required to show photo ID at the polling station, such as a passport. Expired ID documents will be accepted if the photo is still a good likeness. For full details of these changes, go to

Anyone who does not have a valid form of voter ID can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate. Applications must be submitted by 5pm, Tuesday 25 April.

Those who require a postal or proxy vote should contact the elections office by phoning 01375 652 652 or emailing

The deadline for receipt of completed applications to vote by post is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April. Completed proxy vote applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April. Applications for both must be sent to the Electoral Registration officer at Thurrock Council.

Four wards – Little Thurrock Blackshots, Orsett, South Chafford and Tilbury St Chads – have no local council elections on Thursday 4 May. In each election only a third of councillors in the borough stand, which means these 2-councillor wards will not be contested this time.

For the wards that are being contested, 1 candidate will be elected per ward.