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Council by-elections

Due to the pandemic, the law did not allow for by-elections to fill vacancies until 6 May 2021. Below is a note from the Returning Officer to declare several vacancies.

Lewisham By-elections to be held on Thursday 6 May

By-elections will be held to elect a new Councillor for each of these wards:


Catford South

New Cross


Please find the official Notice of Election at the bottom of the page.

London Borough of Lewisham

Who is eligible to vote in by-elections?

All people on the electoral register in Wards where there are councillor vacancies will be eligible to vote.

Poll cards will be sent from 22 March to all affected voters.

Who are the candidates?

You can find the official list of candidates for each of the ward by-elections at the bottom of this page.

Registration deadline

The last date to register to vote in this election is midnight on 19 April 2021. 

Postal vote deadline

The last date to submit a postal vote application is 5 pm on 20 April 2021. 

Proxy vote deadline

The last date to submit a proxy vote application is 5pm on 27 April 2021. 

Voting and COVID-19

We are encouraging voters to register to vote by post in the upcoming By-elections and GLA elections. This is to lower the spread of COVID-19.