General Election 2024

A General Election has been called for Thursday, July 4th 2024, with a poll taking place on the same day. 

General Election 2024

Statement of Persons Nominated 2024 General Election

Situation of Polling Stations

Notice of Election Agents

Notice of Election Sub-agents

Notice of Election

Casual vacancy - Leigh South By-Election

Local elections

Elections are held in all wards in three out of every four years, usually on the first Thursday in May. The next local election will be held on Thursday 2nd May 2024.

Election of Local government Councillors and Greater Manchester Combined Authority Mayoral Election 2024.

These Local Elections will be combined with the Greater Manchester Mayoral Elections.

In accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended by the Representation of the People Acts) the date of election of the above Councillors will be Thursday, 2nd May 2024. The local election is for one councillor for each of the 25 electoral wards.

The nomination packs for the Local Elections will be available for collection from Monday 4th March 2024, from Wigan Town Hall, Hewlett Street Entrance, Wigan, WN1 1YN.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority Mayoral election

A Mayor of Greater Manchester - elections are held every four years. For more information visit GM Elects (external link).

Golborne and Lowton West Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A referendum was held on Thursday 6th July 2023.

Find out more information about the referendum and the Golborne And Lowton West Neighbourhood Plan.

Notice of uncontested Parish Elections

'All-Out' elections

The Next All-out Local Government and Parish Elections took place on Thursday 4th May 2023.

What are ‘All-Out’ elections?

All out elections are where all 75 seats on the council were elected on the same day.

There was three candidates elected in each ward, voters were able to cast no more than three votes for their chosen candidates.

The council had to hold an ‘all-out election’ in May 2023 due to changes to the boroughs ward boundaries.

UK Parliamentary Election

Standish Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A referendum was held on Thursday 18th July 2019. Find out more information about the Standish Neighbourhood Plan.

European Parliamentary Election

The European Parliament is elected for a fixed term of five years. The European election was held on Thursday 23rd May 2019.

Wigan Counting Area Verification Summary:

Parish elections

There are two parish councils in the borough, covering Haigh and Shevington (external link). Parish elections are held every four years.

The clerk to Haigh Parish Council and Shevington Parish Council is Mrs K. Pilkington.

UK elections

The next general election is planned for the year 2024.


A by-election is usually held to fill a casual vacancy, which occurs on either the death or resignation of a councillor. An election would not be held if that councillor was due to retire within six months.

EU referendum

The EU referendum was held on Thursday 23rd June 2016.

New political map for Wigan Borough Council

A new pattern of electoral wards is being developed for Wigan Council by the Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC).

A 10 week consultation on the proposals closed on 23rd August 2021.

The LGBC wants to hear what residents and organisations think about their local area. It has already been decided by the Commission that the number of councillors in the borough should be 75, the same as now.

The Commission are asking people and organisations for their help to draw up new ward boundaries across Wigan. There's a dedicated section on the LGBC website where people gave their views (external link).

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