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.
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