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Election of District Councillors for the Elsenham and Henham ward on 16 February 2017

Petrina Lees and Garry LeCount have been elected as District Councillor for the Elsenham and Henham ward.

Results of the election

Petrina Lees (834 votes) and Garry LeCount (716), both of Residents for Uttlesford, are duly elected into the Elsenham & Henham seats.

About the election

Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community. There are two vacancies in the Elsenham and Henham ward following the recent resignations of Rory Gleeson and Elizabeth Parr. 

Important dates

What is happening


Publication of notice of election12 January 2017
Polling cards will be delivered to registered electorsFrom around Wednesday 18 January
Deadline for delivery of nomination papers4pm on Friday 20 January
Last day to register to voteMidnight on Tuesday 31 January
Last day to apply, amend or cancel a postal vote5pm Wednesday 1 February
Last day to apply for a proxy vote5pm Wednesday 8 February
Last day to apply for a proxy vote on grounds of disability or occupation, service or employment occurring after 5pm on Wednesday 8 February 20175pm Thursday 16 February
Polling day7am - 10pm Thursday 16 February


Who can vote

You can vote if you are on the electoral register, are a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of the European Union and live in the district. The deadline for all registration applications, in time for this election was midnight on 31 January.

If you would like to check if you are registered or require a postal or proxy vote please contact

You can register quickly using the online registration service.


Additional information

There is additional support available to you if you're disabled and considering standing for elected office.