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Elections - 6th May 2021

Elections 6th May 2021

Elections for Leicestershire County Council ran in conjunction with elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire on 6 May 2021. They were also combined with a by-election for the Market Harborough Little Bowden Ward of Harborough District Council to fill a vacancy for one councillor and with the Neighbourhood Planning Referendums for Fleckney and Husbands Bosworth.


Leicestershire County Council Elections and Results

You can view all the Leicestershire County Council election results here

For more information regarding the County Council elections visit


Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) Election and Results 

The count for the PCC election took place on Saturday 8 May 2021.

View the election results on the North West Leicestershire District Council website.

The results are also on the PCC website.

View the PCC elections results for the Harborough district here.

The results were also shared on social media - including the Harborough District Council Twitter account

For more information regarding the PCC election visit  

Information for the Leicestershire Police Area is available from the lead authority North West Leicestershire


Harborough District Council By-Election

A by-election was held on 6 May 2021 to fill a vacancy for one councillor in the Market Harborough Little Bowden Ward. 

The count took place in the early hours on Friday 7 May 2021.

View the results and turnout for the Little Bowden by-election here.


Neighbourhood Plan referendum

Referendums were held on 6 May 2021 in the villages of Fleckney and Husbands Bosworth in the Harborough district when residents voted on whether to adopt their respective neighbourhood plans.

The results can be seen below:

  • Villagers in Husbands Bosworth voted to adopt their neighbourhood plan with 303 voting in favour and 42 against. Turnout 35.8%.
  • Villagers in Fleckney voted to adopt their neighbourhood plan with 1021 voting in favour and 160 against. Turnout 31.5%.


Voting and your safety

We are working hard to ensure that the elections can go ahead in a Covid secure way. 

Those attending a polling station on poll day with be asked to observe the Covid-19 government guidelines at the time and follow the advice from poll staff. Signage will guide you through the station safely and please remember to bring and wear your own face covering at all times (unless medically exempt). Remember to also bring your own pencil/pen to mark your ballot paper.

Please be assured we will be working with The Electoral Commission and Public Health bodies to use the most up to date guidance for your safety during the election period.

Your polling station, where you will need to go to vote, is written on your polling card.

Watch a video featuring Leicestershire’s director of public health as he takes a walk through a Covid-secure polling station.


Postal & Proxy Voting

The deadline for applying for postal or proxy votes has now passed. 


Voter Registration

Please note that the deadline to register to vote at these elections/referendum has now passed.

If you need to check if you are on the electoral register please contact the Elections Team: