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By-election 29 July 2021: Information for prospective candidates and agents


  1. Overview
  2. Nomination pack
  3. COVID-19 testing
  4. Guidance


The information on this page is for people who intend to stand as a candidate or act as an election agent at the by-election for the Fellgate and Hedworth ward on 29 July 2021. 

Nomination pack

Nomination pack for candidates - by-election 29 July 2021251.85KB

To stand as a candidate, you must complete and return the nomination pack by 4pm on Friday 2 July 2021. 

The completed nomination papers must be hand delivered to:

The Returning Officer, Elections Office, Town Hall and Civic Offices, Westoe Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2RL

If you can't print the pack, you can collect from the Elections Office at South Shields Town Hall.

The Elections Office is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm.

Read our Guidance on completing the Local Government elections nomination pack .

COVID-19 testing

South Tyneside Council aims to keep staff, election candidates, agents and the general public as safe as possible throughout the election process.

You can help to keep yourself and those around you safe by taking regular rapid lateral flow tests in the run-up to the event.

COVID-19 tests in South Tyneside


Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission provides comprehensive guidance on standing as a candidate. View and download the guidance at Electoral Commission: Guidance and resources for candidates and agents.

Electoral Commission: Joint Guidance for Candidates in Elections: When it goes too far - advice on recognising and responding to intimidatory behaviour

Important: Election material or publicity

Please read the following guidance before producing any election material or publicity:

Electoral Commission: Imprints on election campaign material

Online security

National Cyber Security Centre: Guidance for individuals in politics - advice on how to protect against common cyber-attacks seen against people in politics

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