Candidates confirmed for Batley and Spen by-election 1 July 2021

Elections 2021

A full list of candidates standing in the Batley and Spen Parliamentary by-election on 1 July 2021 is now available.

The deadline to submit nominations closed at 4pm Monday 7 June. View the list of candidates standing.

The by-election is for the Batley and Spen Parliamentary constituency only, to fill the vacant seat. You can find out what your Parliamentary constituency is by entering your post code on the UK Parliamentary website.

 Information on voting safely

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. More information: Polling stations and polling day

However, we understand that 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 1 July 2021.

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

  • Email your name and address details to and we will send you an application form
  • Call Electoral Services Team on 01484 221650
  • Request an application form to vote by post
  • The deadline for receiving an application for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021
  • If you submit a completed postal vote application form between Wednesday 2 June and 5pm on Wednesday 16 June you should expect to receive your postal vote on or around 21 June. If you are going to be away prior to this date, you should apply to vote by proxy instead
  • If you have not received your postal vote by Friday the 25 June, please contact the elections office as soon as possible

Check if you are registered to vote in Kirklees. The deadline for submitting a registration application is midnight on 15 June 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 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).

For information on infection rates, the vaccination programme, restrictions and more see Coronavirus help and advice