Becoming a councillor is a great way to represent and make positive changes to your local community.

You can either stand as an independent, or as a representative of a political party. If you want to represent a party, you will first need to join one and ask them to select you as their candidate for your area.

For more guidance regarding standing as a candidate please visit the electoral commission website.

Candidates and Agents briefing

District nomination packs
Parish nomination packs

Parish Elections briefing

District and parish ward names and locations

GOV.UK has information and useful links to help you find out more about what is involved in becoming and being a councillor.

Page last updated 12/03/2018