The following by-elections took place on Thursday 6 May 2021.
Didcot Town Council – Ladygrove ward (two councillors to be elected)
Thame Town Council – North ward
Wallingford Town Council
As only one person was nominated this is an uncontested election. Therefore, Steve Holder (independent) has been duly elected Parish Councillor for Wallingford Town Council – for more information please see the Notice of Uncontested election.
For the key dates and details about voter eligibility for these elections please see our information about Current and upcoming elections.
Candidates and agents briefing
To download the presentation slides for the online briefings please click on:
Here are the election expenses limits for these elections.
By-elections can occur in any district, ward or parish if a serving councillor resigns, dies or is disqualified, thereby creating a ‘casual vacancy’.
When a casual vacancy arises, the relevant council must publish a “Notice of Vacancy”. If a request to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the returning officer, and it fulfils the criteria below, a by-election will be held. If however a vacancy occurs within six months of the date of the next scheduled elections, the vacancy is carried over to the next elections. The seat will remain vacant during that time and no by-election will be held.
The candidate elected at the by-election will then serve the remainder of the term in office until the next election.
The returning officer for South Oxfordshire District Council is Margaret Reed.