How do I become a councillor?

How to get nominated

Each candidate must be nominated by a separate nomination paper, signed by ten registered electors of the ward in which you are to stand.

If you are standing as a candidate for a registered political party you would also be required to submit a certificate, from the party's nominating officer, authorising your candidacy and use of the party's description and emblem.

If you are standing independently, the ballot paper would either describe you as "Independent" or give no description at all for you.

You must also give, in writing, your consent to your nomination.

All these documents must be submitted to the Returning Officer by noon 19 working days before polling day.

No deposit is required to stand as a candidate.