Detail on 6th May Elections

Newham Governance Referendum

On Thursday 6 May 2021, Newham’s voters will decide in a referendum how the borough will be governed in the future

Prohibition on Publishing Material about the Referendum

From 9 April, the Council is prohibited by law from publishing any material which:

(a)  provides general information about the referendum;

(b)  deals with any of the issues raised by the question to be asked in the referendum; or

(c)  puts any arguments for or against a particular answer to that question.

The Council may provide information on request and in respect of the holding of the poll.  These details can be found on this webpage.

Existing Published Reports and Statutory Notices

The following reports and statutory notices can be found at the following links:

Council Report October 2020: Proposal for a Governance Referendum

Council Report November 2020: Committee Model Proposals

Council Report December 2020: Report of the Referendum Committee

Notice of Referendum (PDF)

London Borough of Newham Referendum on Governance Arrangements (PDF)

Key Deadlines for voters

  • Deadline for receiving applications for registration to vote – Monday 19 April
  • Deadline for new postal vote applications and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes – 5pm, Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy – 5pm, Tuesday 27 April 2021
  • Polling Day – 7am – 10pm, Thursday 6 May 2021