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.

For the details of the next scheduled elections check the current and upcoming elections page.

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:

You can also download nomination papers from their website.

More information

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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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