Staffordshire County Council Election
The Staffordshire County Council elections were scheduled to
take place on Thursday 7 May 2009. The date subsequently
moved to Thursday 4 June following approval by Parliament, who
passed the Local Elections (Ordinary Day of Elections in 2009)
Order 2008 on 5 November 2008. As a result, the date of local
elections in England in 2009 will be the same as the date of the
European Parliamentary elections, which were planned to take place
on Thursday 4 June 2009.
In South Staffordshire there were 7 Electoral Divisions and
8 seats to be filled, as one electoral area - Cheslyn Hay,
Great Wyrley and Essington is represented by 2 County
Councillors due to the size of its electorate.
Guidance for registered parties, candidates and
- The updated local government guidance can
be downloaded in PDF format from the Electoral Commission link
To view the Electoral Division details for 2009, click on the
statistics in the link below.
The last County Council elections took place in 2005, results available here.
To view the combined timetable for the County Council and
European Parliamentary Election on 4 June, see under links
Campaigning and standing for election
There are specific legal obligations on parties, candidates and
others (known as "third parties") who spend money on campaigning
activities during the regulated period prior to an election.
For County Council candidates this period starts on Tuesday 28
April 2009. The Electoral Commission provided guidance and
forms for election expenditure. For further
details, phone the Commission on 020 7271 0616 or visit their
website - see under external links below.
Nominations closed at 4pm on Thursday 7th May - see Statement of
Persons Nominated under links. There were a total of 30
7 Liberal Democrat
European Parliamentary Election
These elections for the European Parliament took place in this
country on Thursday 4 June 2009.
To view the latest MEP details
following the elections, click here.
Birmingham City Council's Chief Executive was the West Midlands
Regional Returning Officer and dealt with the party
nominations and announced the result on the Sunday evening. All
queries about the candidates and parties and the Regional count
should be directed to Regional Returning Officer via Birmingham
City Council and they can be contacted on 0121 303 3503 (press
queries only). Electoral general Regional queries to 0121 303
2731 or e-mail WM_EuroElections@birmingham.gov.uk
For the Notice of Election, see link below.
Following close of nominations on 7th May there were 12
registered Party Candidates and no Independent Candidates - see
Statement of Persons Nominated under links below.
A full list of the 80 polling stations for the combined poll is
shown under links below.
Polling Station changes 2009
Please note that due to the unavailability of some polling
places electors of the following areas should note changes of
polling station for this year:
ACA2 - Bilbrook East
AZA - Essington Sneyd
BMA - Gospel End, Himley
BYA - Burnhill Green, Patshull
Formal consultation on replacement venues has taken place
with political stakeholders. The results of the consultation
are shown under links below. To view the Notice of Review, see
To view the list of all Polling Stations for June 2009
Elections, see under links below.
All postal votes were posted first class from the Council
Offices on Thursday 21st May 2009, ahead of schedule. These
have to be completed and returned by voters by 10pm close of poll
on 4th June. They can either be posted back in the reply-paid
envelope or brought in to the Council Offices. Alternately on
polling day they can be dropped in to any polling station
within the electoral area.
List of County Council Candidates and Polling Stations
A Notice of Poll is published per County Division i.e. one per
the 7 County areas being contested. This Notice lists the
candidates, their party and the polling stations for that
area. Click on Notices of Poll under Links below.
All 8 seats were retained by the Conservative Party. The average
turnout across the 7 Divisions was 35%.
For full analysis click on the County Council's website - see
external link below. A copy of each Declaration of Result is shown
under links below.
The percentage turnout for the European Parliamentary Election
within South Staffordshire was 37.7%. For a copy of the local
result within South Staffordshire click on Local Declaration under
For a full breakdown of the verification at the counts so you
can see the percentage voting per station, click on Verification
Statements under links below.
List of Polling Stations for June 2009
Notice of Review of Polling Districts and Polling Stations 2009
PDF Document : Polling Station changes 2009
PDF Document: County Council
Candidates open day - 12 March 2009 (113KB)
PDF Document: Local South
Staffordshire Result - 10th June 2004 (8KB)
Situation of Polling Stations (159KB)
PDF Document: County
Council Notices of Poll & List of Polling
PDF Document: Declaration of Result of Poll -
County Council seats in South Staffordshire (49KB)
PDF Document: LRO Local
Declaration EU Result in South Staffordshire 2009 (8KB)
PDF Document: Verification
Statements per County Division 2009 (38KB)
PDF Document: Verification
Statement for European Election 2009 (61KB)
External Link: Staffordshire County
Telephone: (01902) 696121
Fax: (01902) 696800