How to become a councillor

Elections for all 60 seats on the Council are held every 4 years and the last General and Borough-wide elections for the 20 Wards took place on 22 May 2014.

Sometimes an individual seat in a ward becomes vacant in the intervening years and details are publicised as they occur.

The majority of candidates for these elections stand as representatives of political parties. However, anyone is entitled to stand as a candidate provided they meet the following principal qualifications.