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Briefing session for those looking to stand for election

07 February 2023

Prospective candidates and their agents looking to stand in this year's local and parish elections are invited to attend a briefing session at Peterborough Town Hall on Wednesday 1 March at 6pm.

Peterborough City Council's Chief Executive Matthew Gladstone, who is also the council's Returning Officer, will be holding a briefing session for all prospective candidates and their agents to discuss election processes.

An overview will also be given on the nomination process, election timetable, postal voting procedures, the counting process and electoral integrity issues.

The recent legislative changes that now require electors to provide photographic identification at the polling station before they can be issued with a ballot paper will also be discussed.

For more information about the briefing session please call Mark Emson, electoral manager, on (01733) 452282, or email

A total of 20 seats on Peterborough City Council will be contested on Thursday 4 May 2023 in the following wards: Bretton, Central, Dogsthorpe, East, Eye, Thorney & Newborough, Fletton & Stanground, Fletton & Woodston, Glinton & Castor, Gunthorpe, Hampton Vale, Hargate & Hempsted, North, Orton Longueville, Orton Waterville, Park, Paston & Walton, Ravensthorpe, Stanground South, Werrington and West.

Parish council elections will also be held in Bretton North, Bretton South, Deeping Gate, Etton, Eye, Eye Green, Maxey and Northborough.

Further information along with links to nomination packs can be found here.