Town Council Elections
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
- 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.
Please click on links below to download information regarding being a Councillor and the election process.
- East Lindsey District Council Resource Centre for 2019 Town and Parish Elections
- General Information on being a Louth Town Councillor
- Role Chairperson and Members at Meetings
- Councillors Seven Principles
- NALC – All About Local Councils
- Local Government Association – A short guide to publicity during the pre-election period, known as ‘purdah’.