You can find out about standing for election and becoming a councillor through the Electoral Commission’s website.

District, town and parish council elections

District, town and parish council elections are held every 4 years in May with all council seats up for election.

The next elections are scheduled for 4 May 2023. You can find the Electoral Commission’s election timetable.

How to stand for election

The Electoral Commission has guidance that aims to provide practical advice for anyone who wants to stand as a candidate or be an agent at a local government election in England. You can find their:

Nomination packs will be available from the beginning of February 2023 and will be added to this page.

More information

For more information you can: 

You can find others ways to get involved with decisions that affect you and your community on our get involved in local democracy page.

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