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Becoming a borough councillor

How you can become a borough councillor and help influence decisions about local services

How to become a borough councillor

The next borough council elections will take place in May 2027.

General information about becoming a borough councillor is available in our Becoming a Councillor booklet.

If you are thinking about standing as a candidate, please read all candidate guidance which can be found on the Electoral Commission website.

This will cover everything from:

  • qualifications for standing
  • completing and submitting nomination papers
  • appointing an election agent
  • spending and donations
  • the campaign
  • right to attend key electoral events