This section includes details of current elections, results of recent elections and the different ways of voting. It also gives information on how to register to vote.

Elections 2021

On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in Stratford-on-Avon will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at Warwickshire County Council and also as the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner. There are also a number of Neighbourhood Plan Referendums (Alcester, Ilmington, Napton-on-the-Hill and Clifford Chambers) to be held.

The elections will take place at a time when Covid-19 continues to present risks to public health. Depending on the infection rate, measures taken to control the spread of the virus may change as we approach the May 2021 polling date. We have been working with the Electoral Commission, Government, public health authorities and fellow election officers to ensure voters can visit COVID-19 secure polling stations when attending to cast votes in the elections. This work remains under constant review in order for safety measures to adhere to the latest public health guidance.

Elections 2021 - frequently asked questions

Apply to join our temporary election team

You can apply to work on election day. A number of positions are available including presiding officers, poll clerks and counting staff. No experience is necessary for some positions but to apply for a presiding officer position you need at least two years' experience as a poll clerk. The fees paid for these positions varies depending upon the type of election. If you are interested in applying to work for us on this year's election, please email

Key Dates:

Publication of Notice of Election
Friday 19 March
Last day of receipt of nominations
4pm on Thursday 8 April
Last day to register to vote
Before midnight on Monday 19 April
Deadline for applying for a postal vote
5pm on Tuesday 20 April
Deadline for applying for a proxy vote
5pm on Tuesday 27 April
Polling day
7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May

Information for candidates and election agents

An online briefing (MS Teams) for prospective candidates and election agents for the Warwickshire County Council election will take place on Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 5.00 p.m. Please email and an invitation will be sent to you.

You can find more information about standing as a local government election candidate on the

Local elections in England | Electoral Commission

The links below will be available shortly after the briefing has taken place.

  • Candidates & Agents Presentation
  • Information Pack for Candidates and Agents
  • Nomination Papers


Election results are published after each count. They can be found on our dedicated Election Results page.


Stratford-on-Avon District Council is made up of the 36 wards listed below, each having one councillor. Each new councillor is elected for a four-year period. District Council elections and Parish Council elections took place in May 2019. The next scheduled District and Parish elections are due to take place in May 2023.

Ward Number Name of District Ward
1 Alcester Town
2 Alcester & Rural
3 Avenue
4 Bidford East
5 Bidford West & Salford
6 Bishop's Itchington
7 Bishopton
8 Brailes & Compton
9 Bridgetown
10 Clopton
11 Ettington
12 Guildhall
13 Harbury
14 Hathaway
15 Henley-in-Arden
16 Kineton
17 Kinwarton
18 Long Itchington & Stockton
19 Napton & Fenny Compton
20 Quinton
21 Red Horse
22 Shipston North
23 Shipston South
24 Shottery
25 Snitterfield
26 Southam North
27 Southam South
28 Studley with Mappleborough Green
29 Studley with Sambourne
30 Tanworth-in-Arden
31 Tiddington
32 Welcombe
33 Welford-on-Avon
34 Wellesbourne East
35 Wellesbourne West
36 Wootton Wawen

Ward and Parish Maps

Maps of all wards and parishes within the Stratford-on-Avon District Council area can be found via the Ordnance Survey Election Maps website. Just follow the instructions on the site.

Standing for Election

If you are thinking of standing for election or will be an election agent, the best source of information to help you through the process is published by the Electoral Commission. Guidance for Candidates and Agents

You may wish to have a look at our Be a Councillor pages, where you can download relevant information booklets.

The Government Equalities Office may be able to help people with a disability with financial support in order to stand for election. For more information please see the guidance on

How to Vote


You need to be registered to vote for UK elections and referendums. Go to our Registering to Vote page for more information.


If you are already registered to vote for UK elections and referendums, you can vote by postal or proxy or visit your local polling station.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Election Services:

For press enquiries, please contact 01789 260105.

Contact: the Democratic Services team

Last updated on 12/02/2021