Upcoming elections

We publish dates and information for all forthcoming elections and referendums in the New Forest.

Find out more about the different types of election and previous election results.

We also publish details about the fees and expenses for local elections.

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European Parliamentary elections

The last European parliamentary election was held in May 2019.

Due to the UK exit from the European Union, there will be no European parliamentary elections in the future.

UK Parliamentary elections

The last UK parliamentary election was held in December 2019. They are held every five years.

The next UK parliamentary election will be held in 2024.

Hampshire County Council elections

The last Hampshire County Council election was held in May 2021. The whole council is re-elected every four years. 

The next Hampshire County Council election will be held in May 2025. 

New Forest District Council elections

The last New Forest District Council election was held in May 2019. The whole council is re-elected every four years.

The next New Forest District Council election is scheduled to be held on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Town and Parish Council elections

There are 37 Town and Parish Councils in the New Forest district. All councils are re-elected every four years. The last Town and Parish Council elections were held in May 2019.

The next Town and Parish Council elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Police and Crime Commissioner elections

The last Police and Crime Commissioner election was held in May 2021. The election is held every four years.

By-elections

A by-election is being held on 15 July 2021 for Totton and Eling Town Council (Totton Central Ward):

More information can be found on the Totton and Eling town council by-election July 2021 page.

By-elections were held in May 2021 for:

  • Hythe and Dibden Parish Council (Butts Ash Ward)
  • Ringwood Town Council (Ringwood North Ward).

Referendums

There are no forthcoming referendums scheduled.

Neighbourhood planning referendums

The New Milton Neighbourhood Planning referendum was held on Thursday 6 May 2021. 

For more information please visit the New Milton Neighbourhood Plan page

Community governance reviews

There are no forthcoming community governance reviews scheduled.

Details about the fees and expenses involved with running an election.

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