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Local Elections 4th May 2023

By Liz Bennett, Clerk Ansty and Staplefield Parish Council

Monday, 20 March 2023


Ansty and Staplefield Parish Council Contributor


Local Elections will be held on 4th May. Ansty and Staplefield Parish Council will comprise 5 wards with Councillor representation as follows:

Ansty Ward - Five Councillors

Brook Street and Borde Hill Ward - One Councillor

Rocky Lane North Ward -Two Councillors

Rocky Lane South Ward - One Councillor

Staplefield Ward - Three Councillors

If you wish to stand as a Councillor please see the information on the Parish Council website homepage or contact the Clerk.

Voter ID

The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Which forms of ID can I use to vote?

You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable. You can use any of the following:

• Passport

• Driving licence (including provisional license)

• Blue badge

• Certain concessionary travel cards

• Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)

• Biometric Immigration document

• Defence identity card

• Certain national identity cards

For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, visit or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.

If you don’t have an accepted form photo ID

If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID, or you’re not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. You can apply for this at

Alternatively, you can complete a paper application form and send this to the electoral services team at your local council.

If you need any help with applying for a Voter Authority Certificate or want to request an application form, contact your local council. To find their contact details visit

Find out more

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, go to, or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.

Contact Information

Liz Bennett, Clerk

  • 07437 703411

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