Town Council Elections

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On Thursday May 2nd 2019 district and parish elections will be held across the UK.

Elections of Town Councillors take place every four years, and therefore this year, there is an opportunity for anyone wishing to stand as a Councillor for the Town Council to do so.

Most people are qualified to stand for their local council but there are a few rules.
You have to be:

  • A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Live in an area that is served by a local council

You cannot stand for election if you:

  • Are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order
  • Have within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the
    United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether
    suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of
    a fine
  • Work for the council you want to become a Councillor for.

There are specific rules around candidacy.
The full range of disqualifications for candidates is quite complex and some
exceptions may apply.
You should refer to ELDC who organise the local elections in this area. Tel: 01507 601111.