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Become a councillor

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6. How do I go about getting elected?

Briefly, you need to meet the criteria in the previous pages and be able to gain 2 signatures from registered electors in the ward in which you wish to stand, in support of your nomination.  Everything is done to a strict legislative timetable.

For some general information about the electoral process and to find out when the next elections are due, view the Elections and voting page. 

A 'Candidate's Guide' can be found in the Electoral Commission website.