The last local elections took place in 2022. These elections allow Brent residents to choose who they want to represent them as their ward councillors.
Local by-elections can take place at any time to fill a vacancy caused by a councillor resigning, dying or becoming disqualified from office.
Who can vote in local elections?
You can vote in local elections if you're:
- a British citizen - excluding overseas electors
- a qualifying Commonwealth citizen (including Cyprus and Malta)
- from Ireland
- a European Union citizen.
Changes to wards and number of councillors
In 2019, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) undertook a review of the electoral wards of Brent and made the following recommendations:
- Brent will be represented by 57 ward councillors, six fewer than under the previous arrangements.
- Brent will have 22 wards, one more than under the previous arrangements.
The table below, shows how many councillors there are for each of the wards following the local elections in May 2022:
|Ward||Number of councillors|
|Cricklewood & Mapesbury||2|
|Harlesden & Kensal Green||3|