Elections from May 1999 to the Present Day...

Next Election


In Bury St Edmunds, local town and district elections are held every 4 years with the last elections being held in May 2019. So the next scheduled Bury St Edmunds Town Council and West Suffolk Council elections will be held in May 2023, unless there are by-elections. By-elections are held when a council seat becomes vacant between scheduled elections.


Suffolk County Council elections are also held every 4 years with the last elections being held in May 2017. So the next scheduled Suffolk County Council elections will be held on Thursday May 6th, 2021.

Previous Elections


Below are the results of previous elections in which Paul has stood for election in. Click on the button to jump to the relevant election details.



  • BSE Town Council = Bury St. Edmunds Town Council.

  • St Edmundsbury BC = St. Edmundsbury Borough Council (replaced by West Suffolk Council on 01/04/2019).

Suffolk County Council 2017
BSE Town Council 2016
St Edmundsbury BC 2015
Suffolk County Council 2013
St Edmundsbury BC 2011
Suffolk County Council 2009
BSE Town Council 2008
Suffolk County Council 2005
BSE Town Council 2003
St Edmundsbury BC 2003
St Edmundsbury BC 1999

Red Box = Not Elected.  Green Box = Elected.

Election Photo 1999
Election Photo 2009
Election Photo 2019

Above (left to right): Paul Hopfensperger elections photos 1999 to 2019.

"The reason I have been elected on so many occasions to represent the people of Bury St. Edmunds, St Edmundsbury, West Suffolk and Suffolk, is because I have stood for election so many times and lost. The secret is to never give up on your dreams."

Cllr Paul Hopfensperger