Borough Council Elections
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2. Becoming a Borough Councillor 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
• be nominated and seconded and supported by eight other electors from the ward you want to stand in.
• 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
Candidate and Agent information
Prospective candidates and election agents are recommended to attend the briefing sessions listed below:
Webinar by the Local Government Association, "Local Elections 2021: Standing for election and campaigning in a COVID-19 context" - TBC.
County & Borough Candidates and Agents briefing, via webinar - Thursday 4 March 2021, 5:30pm - 7:00pm.
Supplementary guidance: COVID-19
- Doorstep campaigning during the national lockdown in England (22 January 2021).
- Guidance on campaigning safely after 8 March (26 February 2021).
- The Local and Greater London Authority Elections (Coronavirus, Nomination of Candidates) (Amendment) Rules 2021
- Cabinet Office Delivery Plan for May 2021 Elections.
Guidance and nomination documentation
|Electoral Commission guidance for Candidates & Agents||
If you have any queries please contact [email protected].