Candidates confirmed for Kirklees Council elections May 2021

Elections 2021

A full list of candidates standing in the Kirklees Council local elections on 6 May 2021 is now available.

The deadline to submit nominations closed at 4pm Thursday 8 April. You can view the list of candidates standing in each of the 23 Kirklees wards by visiting: Statement of persons nominated May 2021 | Kirklees Council

In total, there are 25 seats being contested across 23 wards, with two seats in the Golcar and Birstall and Birkenshaw wards.

The local elections in Kirklees will take place alongside the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayoral election on 6 May 2021. You can also view all candidates standing in the West Yorkshire Mayoral election.

Information on voting safely this year

We’re working hard to make sure our polling stations are COVID-19 secure and we’re putting all the right measures in place to protect voters and staff from any potential spread of the virus. Read more on this on Kirklees Council’s website.

However, we understand that this year you may still be more reluctant than normal to visit a polling station to vote and you don’t have to. Postal voting means that you do not need to go your polling station if you would prefer not to or can’t.

We’ll send your ballot paper to your home ahead of the election and you just need to follow the instructions that come with it and post your vote to us as soon as possible as it must arrive to us before 10pm on 6 May.

To apply, you just need to do one of the following:

If you’re not yet registered to vote, visit Kirklees Council’s website now. The deadline for submitting a registration application is 19 April 2021.

You can also apply for somebody to vote on your behalf, known as a proxy. For more information on proxy voting and to apply you can visit our website.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive or have been identified as a contact of someone who has, please do not visit a polling station on 6 May 2021 to vote if you have not completed your required period of self-isolation.

Contact our Electoral Services Team as soon as possible so we can make arrangements for you to vote in the safest way possible.

Email: or Telephone: 01484 221650 (during normal office hours).

You can visit Kirklees Council’s website for information on infection rates, the vaccine programme, restrictions and more.