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Saffron Walden Town Council by-election (Castle and Little Walden ward) - Wednesday 12 June 2024

An election took place on Wednesday 12 June 2024 to fill the recent vacancy on the Saffron Walden Town Council (Castle and Little Walden ward) at 3 polling venues within the town - Saffron Walden Town Hall, Saffron Walden Community Church and Little Walden Village Hall.

The election process commenced from the publication of the Notice of Election on Tuesday 7 May 2024. The date from which nomination papers were submitted. 


Name of candidate

DescriptionNumber of votes *

BAXTER Andrew John       

Liberal Democrat66

BRETT Lucy Victoria

Residents for Uttlesford259


The Labour Party Candidate515 ELECTED


The Conservative Party Candidate145

SADLER David James

Independent - Saffron Walden First186

* If elected the word 'Elected' appears against the number of votes.

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

Number of ballot papers

want of an official mark


voting for more Candidates than voter was entitled to


writing or mark by which voter could be identified


being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty


rejected in part


Declaration of results (PDF) [16KB]
Verification Statement (PDF) [84KB]

Candidate documentation and guidance

Guidance for Candidates at Parish council elections in England (Electoral Commission)

The deadline to submit your spending Declaration and Spending Return is Wednesday 10 July.

These need to be submitted in hard copy to the council offices marked for the Proper Officer (Elections) and are kept on deposit for public inspection on request for 12 months from the day of the election.

Declaration by candidate local as to election expenses (PDF) [18KB]
Candidate spending expenditure return (gi.ui.mediatype.spreadsheets) [84KB]

Election notices

Declaration of results (PDF) [16KB]
Notice of Election - Saffron Walden (Castle & Little Walden Ward) (PDF) [77KB]
Statement of persons nominated - Election of town councillor (PDF) [15KB]
Notice of poll - Election of a Town Councillor for Saffron Walden Town Council (Castle & Little Walden Ward) (PDF) [20KB]