Golborne and Lowton West Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A referendum is to be held on Thursday 6th July 2023.

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

Statement of persons nominated

Notice of uncontested Parish Elections

'All-Out' elections

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

What are ‘All-Out’ elections?

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

Three candidates will be elected in each ward, voters will therefore be able to cast no more than three votes for their chosen candidates.

The council must hold an ‘all-out election’ due to changes to the boroughs ward boundaries.

Casual vacancy Ashton Ward

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 5th May 2022.

Leigh West Ward

Bryn Ward

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).

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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