Dozens of postal votes re-issued for parliamentary elections in Corby and East Northants

Some postal votes have had to be re-issued
Some postal votes have had to be re-issued

Dozens of postal votes have had to be re-issued after a number of voters didn’t receive the correct paperwork in time.

Corby Corby is responsible for sending out the postal votes for the Corby and East Northamptonshire parliamentary constituency.

However, a number of postal voting packs have not been received by those who requested them and the council has said it is now looking into the issue.

A spokesman for Corby Council said: “We have been assured that all postal votes were picked up to be delivered first class on April 29.

“Unfortunately we have had a number of residents contact ourselves and East Northants Council in regards to not receiving their postal votes and we are looking into this issue.

“We would advise any residents that have applied for a postal vote but have not yet received it to contact their council’s Elections Office.

“If residents have received their postal vote and haven’t yet sent it back or have been re-issued with their postal vote then we would recommend that these votes are either handed back in to their council offices or at their local polling station tomorrow.”

A spokesman for East Northamptonshire Council said: “Some of the postal votes that they thought hadn’t gone out have started to arrive.

“We have re-issued postal vote packs to 60 people out of 133 that were missing.

“The advice is to complete your forms and take it to the polling station or take it to our council offices in Thrapston and we will process it.”

The candidates standing in the constituency are Andy Sawford (Labour), Tom Pursglove (Conservative), Peter Harris (Liberal Democrat), Margot Parker (UKIP) and Jonathan Hornett (Green).