Borough Council Elections
Candidate, wards, results and upcoming election information.
Borough Elections - 7 May 2015
Borough Council elections will be held on 7 May 2015 in all wards except for Reigate Hill and Horley East. There will also be UK Parliamentary elections on 7 May 2015.
An election timetable (PDF document [15.5Kb]) has now been published.
If you are not able to attend your polling station on polling day, you can apply for a postal or proxy vote by completing one of the application forms on Voting and elections.
If you require further information on voting and elections you can visit About My Vote.
If you are interested in standing for election you can visit the Electoral Commission page for candidates.
Previous Election results
- Please go to Previous Election Results to see the outcomes from previous years.
By-elections can be held at any time if a vacancy arises on the council.
For more information please email email@example.com.
Electoral wards and cycle
The Borough is divided into 19 Wards or geographical areas (PDF document [71Kb]).
The Council has 51 Members and most Wards have three Councillors who are each elected for a four year term of office. This link provides further information on our Councillors.
The Council’s Membership is elected by thirds. Elections are held on a rolling year on year basis for three years out of four.
There are no elections in the fourth year, when County Council elections take place.
Becoming a candidate
Many people choose to stand in local elections as a representative of a political party, but individuals can stand in their own right as an ‘independent’. Candidates who stand on behalf of a political party will have gone though a formal selection process.
To stand as a councillor you must:
• be aged 18 or over
• live or work in the borough, or own property there.
• not work for Reigate & Banstead Borough Council or hold a politically restricted post at another council.
• not be bankrupt or have been sentenced to prison for three months or more in the past five years
• be nominated and seconded and supported by eight other electors from the ward you want to stand in.
Last updated : 19/02/2015