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District By-Election - Great Dunmow South and Barnston

A District Council by-election took place on Thursday 5 January 2023 for the Great Dunmow South and Barnston Ward.

Polling took place at Barnston village hall; the United Reform Church Hall and the ET Foakes Memorial Hall in Great Dunmow from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 5 January.


16.4% turnout from 5,048 registered electorate. 

CandidatePartyNumber of votes
CAVANAGH, Benjamin Joseph (commonly know as Ben Cavanagh)The Labour Party115
FLAWN, Lorraine AnneLiberal Democrat88
HERBERT, Kerry AnnResidents for Uttlesford238
LOVEDAY, Thomas William Robert  (commonly know as Tom Loveday)The Conservative Party375 ELECTED

Declaration of result of poll - Great Dunmow South and Barnston Ward (PDF) [16KB]

Standing for election - post-election candidate requirements

The candidate (PDF) [18KB] and agent (PDF) [18KB]  must by law submit a declaration with their expenditure incurred.

The spreadsheet (gi.ui.mediatype.spreadsheets) [89KB]  must be completed and returned to the Proper Officer marked for the attention of the Electoral Services Manager with the Declarations by Thursday 9 February, even if it is a "nil" return.  

There is no requirement in law for the Proper Officer or his team to check these, just receive them.


Further information, documentation and notices will appear on this page when available. 

Notice of election - Great Dunmow South and Barnston (PDF) [13KB]

Notice of election agents (PDF) [12KB]

Statement of persons nominated (PDF) [15KB]

Notice of poll and situation of polling stations (PDF) [19KB]