Local elections (borough, county and parish)

About parish/town council elections

Parish and town council elections are held every four years. These elections are ‘all-out’ which means that all councillors for all parish and town councils in the area are elected at the same time.

The borough is split into 24 parishes, not including Hinckley which is unparished.

Some parishes comprise of one village or town, whereas some parishes are made up of several smaller rural settlements. 

Some parishes are also divided into parish wards, taking into consideration the size, identity and distribution of the electorate who are registered to vote there. This ensures that each part of the parish is adequately represented and that the electoral arrangements are practical. These arrangements are reviewed from time to time through a community governance review. Find out more about community governance reviews

All-out parish and town council elections usually take place at the same time as borough elections. The last elections for parish council and town council in the borough were held on 4 May 2023. View the results of parish and town council elections

The next scheduled all-out parish and town council elections are due to take place on 6 May 2027. 

What do parishes and town councils do? 

In England, parish and town councils are responsible for a range of local services and facilities, including, but not limited to:

  • Allotments
  • Bus shelters
  • Cemeteries
  • Community centres footpaths
  • Public clocks
  • Public conveniences
  • Recreation facilities
  • War memorials

Find out more about the parish councils in borough

Last updated: 02/06/2023 15:22