ballot boxTandridge District Council is elected by thirds. A third of councillors are elected every year over a four year period. In year four, Surrey County Council elect all their councillors in one go.

This year, due to COVID-19 causing elections to be postponed in 2020, a third of District Council seats (and four vacant seats) are being elected at the same time as the County Council.

Some Parish Council elections, postponed from 2020, are also taking place.


In Tandridge, there are elections for Surrey County Council, one third of seats on Tandridge District Council - plus four by-elections, and some Parish Council elections in the north of the district. The Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner will also be elected.

A total of 4,648 councillors (excluding by-elections) will be elected across 143 English councils, comprising:

28 unitary authorities
35 metropolitan boroughs
59 non-metropolitan districts
21 county councils.
There will also be over 300 council by-elections held across Great Britain, including a small number taking place in Scotland and Wales.

Elections will be taking place across all regions of England and in a mixture of cities, towns and rural areas. Some councils will hold elections for all of their seats, whereas others have one-third of their seats up.

There will also be elections for six directly-elected council mayors in London, Bristol, Doncaster, Liverpool, North Tyneside and Salford.

Certain local authorities, including Sheffield City Council and the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham, will hold referendums offering votes to change the structure of local government.

Source: Institute for Government

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Highest recycling rates are led by Lib Dem Councils

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The top spot was taken by the Liberal Democrat-led Three Rivers District Council in Hertfordshire where 64.1% of household waste was reused, recycled or composted.