Election Timetables – -2024 Looks Very Busy!

In May of 2023 the City of Wolverhampton Council will be organising for the Wolverhampton City Council Elections on new Ward Boundaries. All 60 Council seats will be up.

Our City Council wrote to the Government asking that following the election in 2023. Requesting that the Secretary o State use his powers under the Local Government Act 2000 to move Wolverhampton City Council’s fallow year from 2025 to 2024 following the boundary review commissioned by the council.

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up Housing and Communities, has now responded stating it would not be appropriate for the Secretary of State to exercise his powers to make this change.

All out elections are where all councillors are elected to office once every four years. Election by thirds is the current system in place in Wolverhampton, where one third of the councillors are elected to office in three years out of four years. In the fourth year, there are no elections, which is known as a fallow year.

Therefore, we will have an all-out election in 2023, election by thirds in 2024, fallow in 2025 and then election by thirds in 2026. The current electoral timetable is as follows:
• 2022 – City Council Elections (thirds)
• 2023 – City Council Elections (all out elections)
• 2024 – City Council Elections, Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, West Midlands Combined Authority Mayoral Elections and UK Parliamentary Election
• 2025 – None (fallow year)
• 2026 – City Council Elections
• 2027 – City Council Elections
• 2028 – City council Elections, Police and Crime Commissioner Elections and Combined Authority Mayoral Elections

It will be a very busy eight years for activists, with 2024 Looking like it will be a spectacular election year with three other elections due to take place plus a General Election also!

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more