Conservators' Election 2021

Results of election for Conservators


The Returning Officer has announced that the successful candidates in the election for the five elected Conservators (Trustees) are as follows:

Peter Denis HIRSCH
Diane Kathryn NEIL MILLS
Michael Frederick JOHNSTON

The detailed results provided by Civica Election Services, the independent scrutineer, are as follows:

The turnout compares with 21% at the last election in 2018.

A more detailed analysis of the votes can be found here.

The elected Conservators will commence their three-year term of office on 7 April 2021 in accordance with the provisions of section 14, The Wimbledon and Putney Commons Act 1871.

Congratulations to the new Conservators and commiserations to those candidates who were not successful.


Complaints procedure

If you have a complaint about any aspect of the election process you can make a formal complaint using an Election Complaint Form which you can download here. The completed form should be emailed to or posted or delivered to Manor Cottage, Wimbledon Common, SW19 5NR.

The Returning Officer (or WPCC staff) will endeavour to respond to complaints within five working days. If a full response cannot be made within this timescale, the complainant will be advised.

Statutory Notice of Election

The Statutory Notice calling the election was issued on 4 December 2020; a copy can be downloaded here.

Key election dates

Ballot papers to be dispatched to electors by Scrutineer

12 February 2021

Last date for receipt of candidate applications* 24 February 2021
Latest time by which completed ballot papers must be received by Scrutineer (either electronically or physically) 5.00pm on Wednesday 10 March
Result of election announced 11 March 2021

*Please note that the last date for candidates to apply and be able to have their names and candidate statements included in the ballot papers was 27 January 2021. Therefore, any candidate applying between 28 January 2021 and 24 February 2021 will not have their name recorded on the ballot papers.

Election Date

The Board has resolved that the date of the next election will be Wednesday 10 March 2021. This is the date by which completed ballot papers must be received by the Scrutineer.  

Election Guidelines and Procedures

The Board has approved the Election Guidelines and Procedures for the 2021 election which can be downloaded here.

Appointment of Returning Officer and Scrutineer

Mr Nigel Ware, the Home Office appointed Conservator, has been appointed as Returning Officer for the next triennial election to be held in March 2021.

Civica Election Services Limited (formerly Electoral Reform Services) has been appointed as Scrutineer.