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Thetford Elections

Official elections take place for councillors, Members of Parliament and some other public officials every few years. Local and national referendums are also occasionally held. The local organisation of such votes in Thetford is the responsibility of Breckland District Council, and is overseen by an official known as a Returning Officer.

Recent Elections

Town Council By-Election for Boudica Parish Ward
A by-election was held on Thursday 14th July 2022 to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of the incumbent councillor Mark Robinson in May 2022.
District Council By-Election for Boudica Ward
A by-election was held on Thursday 14th July 2022 to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of the incumbent councillor Mark Robinson in May 2022.

Previous Local Government Elections

There are three tiers of local government covering Thetford: Thetford Town Council, Breckland District Council and Norfolk County Council. For the election of councillors to these bodies, Thetford is divided into different areas known as Wards (Town and District) and Divisions (County), with one or more councillors elected from each. Slightly different wards are used for the District and Town Council elections.

Town Council By-Election for Vicarage Road Ward 2022
Voting took place on Thursday 17th February 2022.
Norfolk County Council Elections 2021
All the seats on Norfolk County Council were up for election on Thursday 6th May 2021.
Town Council By-Elections 2021
By-elections to fill vacancies in Castle Ward and Boudica Ward for Thetford Town Council took place on Thursday 6th May 2021.
Town Council By-Election for Castle Ward 2020
Due to the resignation of a sitting councillor for Castle Ward on Thetford Town Council, a by-election was scheduled for Thursday 2nd April 2020. However, this election was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Breckland District Council Election 2019
All the seats on Breckland District Council were up for election on Thursday 2nd May 2019.
Thetford Town Council Election 2019
All the seats on Thetford Town Council were up for election on Thursday 2nd May 2019.

Previous Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2021
The election for the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner took place on Thursday 6th May 2021. The elections were originally scheduled to take place in 2020, but were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The existing Commissioners continued in their role for intervening year.

Previous General Elections

For General Elections to the UK Parliament, the UK is divided into 650 constituencies. Each elects one Member of Parliament (MP) from those nominated. Voters chose a single candidate to vote for, and the winner is the candidate with the greatest number of votes. Thetford lies in the South West Norfolk constituency.

General Election 2019
The South Western Norfolk constituency will elect one MP to on Thursday 12th December 2019.

Previous European Parliament Elections

Since the UK left the EU in 2020, these elections will no longer take place. When they did occur, the UK was divided into 12 regions. Each region elected a number of MEPs using a form of proportional representation. In England, Wales and Scotland, the D'Hont method was used. In Northern Ireland Single Transferable Voting is used. Thetford lies in the Easter Region, which had seven seats.

European Parliament Election 2019
The Eastern Region of the UK will elect seven MEPs from party lists on Thursday 23rd May 2018.