Voting and democracy
Thurrock is made up of 20 electoral wards.
There are 49 councillors. Residents elect either 2 or 3 councillors per ward to represent them, depending on the size of population in their ward. Councillors are elected to serve for 4 years, after which a new election must be held.
Thurrock holds elections in 3 out of every 4 years, with a third of all councillors being elected or re-elected during an election year. There are no elections during the fourth year – this is called a 'fallow year'.
We publish information about previous and upcoming elections, including how to stand as a candidate.
The Electoral Commission is the independent elections watchdog and regulator of party and election finance. They provide information about the voting process.
Voter turnout for general elections – Thurrock constituency
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Voter turnout for local elections
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The local elections took place at the same time as the general elections in 2015 and 2010.