Shadwell and Lansbury residents, get ready to go to the polls

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Shadwell and Lansbury residents to go to the polls on 7 February

Tower Hamlets Council is encouraging residents in the Shadwell and Lansbury wards to make sure they’re ready to vote in upcoming by-elections on Thursday 7 February.

Updated on 18 April 2019

Voting registration closed on 22 January and polling cards are being sent to registered voters. Postal vote applications closed on 23 January. Please note, residents who are already registered to vote by post with their current details do not need to contact the council.

Residents who need to appoint someone trusted to vote on their behalf must contact the council by 5pm on 30 January

The by-elections follow resignations from two former councillors for these wards, Ruhul Amin (Shadwell) and Muhammad Harun (Lansbury). The candidates standing in the by-elections have been confirmed and their details are available for each ward: Shadwell candidates and Lansbury candidates.

Key dates:

  • Midnight, Tuesday 22 January: deadline to register to vote
  • 5pm, Wednesday 23 January: deadline to submit new applications to vote by post, to cancel/update existing postal vote details, or to cancel/update an existing postal proxy vote
  • 5pm, Wednesday 30 January: deadline to apply to appoint someone to vote on your behalf (at a polling station)
  • Thursday 7 February: by-elections take place in both wards


Chief Executive and Returning Officer for Tower Hamlets, Will Tuckley, said: 

“We have been able to arrange for both the Shadwell and Lansbury by-elections to take place on Thursday 7 February 2019. Now is the time for residents to make sure they’re ready to cast their vote so they can have their say in the future of their ward and the wider borough. The council’s elections team is working hard putting preparations in place to ensure each ballot runs smoothly, safely, securely and in the spirit of free and fair democracy. I’d like to encourage residents in these two wards to make sure they’re able to take part and make their voice heard.”

Learn how to register to be able to take part in the upcoming by-elections. We've also put together a useful guide on how to exercise your vote at a polling station, by post, or by proxy.


Posted on Tuesday 15th January 2019