Document 2023 Election Expenses Return

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Candidates in District and Parish Councils are required to submit to the Returning Officer a return setting out expenditure incurred during their campaign. The expenditure must not exceed the limit based upon the electorate in the March register.

A nil return must be submitted even if no expenditure was incurred.

For the May 2023 elections the deadlines are:
Parish/Town Council Candidates - Thursday 1 June
District Council Candidates/Agents - Friday 9 June

Relevant guidance and forms are available below:

Parish and Town Council Guidance and Form (327 KB)

District Council Guidance (395 KB)
District Candidate Spending Return (PDF) (109 KB)
District Candidate Spending Return (Excel) (91 KB)
District - Candidate Declaration (19 KB)
District - Agent Declaration (18 KB)

District Council Election Spending Limits (158 KB)

Guidance on completing returns can be obtained from the Electoral Commission...
Email at
Call on 0333 103 1928