Hayes and Coney Hall Ward by-election 2023

Following the death of Cllr Andrew Lee there will be a by-election taking place in the Hayes and Coney Hall Ward on Thursday 7 December 2023.

Who can vote in this election?

So long as they are registered to vote in the relevant ward, people who can vote (the franchise) in this election are:

  • British (or British Overseas Territory) Citizens residing in the United Kingdom
  • Qualifying Commonwealth citizens
  • Citizens of the Republic of Ireland
  • European Union citizens

Please note: British citizens living overseas (who are not Members of the Armed Forces, Crown Servants, British Council employees or their spouse or civil partner) are not entitled to vote in this election.

Polling stations

HCH1Hayes Free Church Hall, 111 Pickhurst Lane, BR2 7HU

HCH2Victory Social Club, Kechill Gardens, BR2 7NG

HCH3Hayes Village Hall, Hayes Street, BR2 7LH

HCH4Coney Hill Baptist Church, Coney Hill Road, BR4 9JW

HCH5The Assembly Halls, 16-18 Gates Green Road, BR4 9JW

HCH6Keston Village Hall, Heathfield Road, BR2 6BF

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on polling day.

Voter ID

Following the introduction of the Elections Act 2022 electors must show one of the valid forms of ID to be able to vote a polling station at this election.

If electors do not have any of the accepted forms of ID, they can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC).

More information on Voter ID and how to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate.

Postal and proxy votes

Postal vote packs cannot be printed until nominations close, which means that some of these may not dispatched until 7 to 10 days before the day of poll. Please see the key dates below for details.

If this is not suitable, for example, because you are going on holiday before this time you may wish to apply for a proxy vote instead.


There will be one ballot paper per ward and, with one vacancy in the ward, you will have one vote (X) on the ballot paper.

Key dates

Deadline for Nominations: 4pm Friday 10 November 2023

Statement of Persons Nominated published: Monday 13 November 2023

Deadline for applications to Register to Vote: Tuesday 21 November 2023

Deadline for new applications to vote by Post or Postal Proxy: 5pm Wednesday 22 November 2023

Deadline to amend or cancel existing Postal, Proxy or Postal Proxy votes: 5pm Wednesday 22 November 2023

Deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate: 5pm Wednesday 29 November 2023

Deadline for new applications to vote Proxy: 5pm Wednesday 29 November 2023

Notice of Poll published: Wednesday 29 November 2023

First date that electors can apply for replacements for lost postal votes: Friday 1 December 2023

Polling Day: 7am to 10pm Thursday 7 December 2023

Count and Results declared: Thursday 7 December 2023