Chelmsford City Council

Upcoming elections

By-election in Marconi ward


Following the resignation of Catherine Finnecy, there is now a vacancy in the Marconi Ward of Chelmsford City.


We will hold a by-election on Thursday 7 November. The other key dates are:

  • 12 midnight on Tuesday 22 October, which is the deadline for registering to vote in this election
  • 5pm on Wednesday 23 October, which is the deadline for applying for a postal vote
  • 5pm on Wednesday 30 October, which is the deadline for applying for a proxy vote 

If you have already registered for a postal vote, we will start sending these out from Friday 18 October.


The candidates standing in this election are:

  • Paul Bishop, Labour Party
  • Steven Chambers, Independent
  • Ben Harvey, The Green Party Candidate
  • Ben McNally, The Conservative Party Candidate
  • Smita Rajesh, Liberal Democrat 

By law, we are not permitted to publish any further details about the candidates or what they stand for.

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