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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 10 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.