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Richmond Council elections 2022

Richmond Council elections took place on Thursday 5 May 2022. Voters in the borough chose who they wanted to represent them as their ward councillors.


The results for all of the wards contested at the 2022 Richmond Council elections were published on 6 May 2022.

View results

Changes to wards and number of councillors

In 2019, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) carried out a statutory review of the council's electoral arrangements. Following the implementation of their recommendations for changes to our electoral arrangements, the following changes will come into force from May 2022:

  • The number of wards in the borough will remain the same at 18, however, the name of your ward may have changed
  • The total number of councillors will remain at 54

New electoral wards

From May 2022 Richmond will have the following 18 wards, all with 3 councillors per ward.

  • Barnes
  • East Sheen
  • Fulwell & Hampton Hill
  • Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside
  • Hampton
  • Hampton North
  • Hampton Wick and South Teddington
  • Heathfield Ward
  • Kew
  • Mortlake and Barnes Common
  • North Richmond
  • South Richmond
  • South Twickenham
  • St. Margarets and North Twickenham
  • Teddington
  • Twickenham Riverside
  • West Twickenham
  • Whitton

Election timetable

Provisional timetable for local elections May 2022 
Event Date Action
Publication of Notice of Election Monday 28 March 2022  
First issue of postal vote ballot papers Those registered for postal vote before and including 29 March 2022 Postal vote will be issued on or around 14 April 2022
Second issue of postal vote ballot papers Those registered after 29 March 2022  Postal vote will be issued on or around 22 April 2022
Delivery of nomination papers On any working day between 10am and 4pm from the date stated on the Notice of Election  
Deadline for delivery of nomination papers 4pm on Tuesday 5 April 2022  
Deadline for withdrawals of nomination 4pm on Tuesday 5 April 2022  
Deadline of notification of appointment of election agents 4pm on Tuesday 5 April 2022  
Publication of first interim election notice of alteration Tuesday 5 April 2022  
Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated 4pm on Wednesday 6 April 2022  
Last day to register to vote Thursday 14 April 2022 Register to vote
Deadline to receive new postal vote applications, or to change or cancel an existing postal, proxy or postal proxy vote arrangement 5pm on Tuesday 19 April 2022

Change your voting arrangement

Publication of Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations Not later than Tuesday 26 April 2022  
Deadline to receive new proxy vote applications (not postal proxy or emergency proxies) 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022 Apply to vote by proxy
Publication of second interim election notice of alteration Between Wednesday 6 April and Tuesday 26 April 2022  
Last day to appoint polling and counting agents Wednesday 27 April 2022  
Publication of final election notice of alteration Wednesday 27 April 2022  
First day to issue postal vote packs in response to requests to replace lost postal vote packs Thursday 28 April 2022  
Polling day 7am to 10pm on Thursday 5 May 2022  
Deadline emergency proxy vote applications 5pm on Thursday 5 May 2022 Apply for an emergency proxy vote
Last day to issue replace spoilt of lost postal vote packs 5pm on Thursday 5 May 2022  
Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal 9pm on Thursday 5 May 2022  
Counting of votes From 10pm on Thursday 5 May 2022  
Last day for the receipt of election expenses Friday 10 June 2022  


Briefings for candidates and agents

All validly nominated candidates were invited to a briefing with the the Returning Officer on Tuesday 12 April 2022. This included details of the count process and expectations.

View slides from the briefing (pdf, 1.1 MB)

Media attendance

Media organisations must register for accreditation in advance to gain access to the 2022 local election count in Richmond.

Candidate spending

There are limits on candidate spending at elections and controls on the sources of funding for that spending. Find out how spending limits are calculated.

Election meeting rooms

Candidates are entitled to use rooms in publicly funded buildings free of charge to hold public meetings from the last date of publication of the Notice of Election through to the day before polling day.

View available meeting rooms in Richmond (pdf, 91 KB)

The availability of meeting rooms at any of the venues is dependent on pre-existing bookings.

Updated: 11 May 2022

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