Elections & voting
The local council elections due to be held on Thursday 7th May 2020 were postponed for a year to 6th May 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The names and profiles of Labour’s candidates are listed on the page at this link. A copy of our Election Manifesto “Taking Southend Forward” can be read online or downloaded by clicking here. If you would like a printed copy posted to you please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and address.
Arrangements for voting in person have yet to be released, but social distancing and lengthy queues because of limits on the number of people allowed inside polling stations at the same time will most likely be features of this election. To stay safe and avoid queuing we recommend that people to apply for a postal vote – it’s a simple form to fill in and you can download a copy and the easy-to-follow instructions from here.
To register to vote either for the first time or if you have moved house, please go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. It only takes a few minutes, you’ll just need your National Insurance number to hand. If you already registered to vote at your address and would like a postal vote, please download and complete the form available from this link and send it to the Electoral Services Officer at your local council. To request a proxy vote (someone to vote for you if you are unable to for any reason) please click on this link. To obtain a proxy vote you will have to be registered to vote in the constituency but the person who will be voting for you doesn’t have to be; they just need to be someone you trust.
If you would like to show your support for Labour by displaying a poster &/or garden board please let us know by email (including your full address with postcode please) to email@example.com or by using the form on the ‘Contact us‘ page of this site. Many thanks.