European Parliamentary election results

The European Parliamentary election took place on Thursday 23 May 2019. The results will be declared on Sunday 26 May 2019.

EU parliamentary results

1. How do I become a Councillor?

Full Borough Council elections are held in all wards every four years, usually the first Thursday in May. Most candidates are nominated through a political party. However, individuals are welcome to stand in their own right. Before you can be accepted as a candidate you must get supporters to propose your nomination and you must sign a declaration and consent to Nomination. All the supporters must be on the electoral register.

To become a candidate you must be over 18 years of age at the date of nomination and:

  • be on the electoral register, or
  • have lived, worked or owned property in the area for at least the past 12 months.

You may be disqualified as a candidate if you work for the council or hold a politically restricted post with another local authority. Bankruptcy or a previous criminal conviction with a three-month or more prison sentence would also disqualify you as a candidate.

No experience of any sort is needed to stand for election as a Councillor.