Change of constituency for some voters

Published: Fri 14 June, 2024

Some people in North West Leicestershire will cast their votes in a different constituency during the general election on Thursday 4 July.

Following a review of parliamentary boundaries, voters in Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe, and Appleby wards will now vote for the MP in Hinckley and Bosworth.

They previously voted in the North West Leicestershire constituency.

Electors will start to receive their poll cards from this week, which will tell them where to go to vote. Polling stations may be the same as for previous elections.

Bill Cullen, Returning Officer for Hinckley and Bosworth, said: “Apart from the constituency you’re voting in, most things should be the same or familiar to voters in Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe, and Appleby.

“You’ll still get your poll card in the usual way and you’ll most likely visit your usual polling station. Your polling station is shown on your poll card. Everyone needs to remember to bring photo I.D. to the polling station if you’re voting in person”

For election administration and enquiries – including registering to vote, applying for a postal or proxy vote – residents should still contact the elections team at North West Leicestershire District Council – / 01530 454512