Borough Council Elections
Pages in Borough Council Elections
- 1. Borough Council elections results 2022
- 2. Notices and nominations
- 3. Coronavirus: How we will protect voters and staff at polling stations
- 4. You are here: Becoming a Borough Councillor Candidate
- 5. Becoming a Town/Parish Councillor Candidate
- 6. Apply to work at elections
4. Becoming a Borough Councillor Candidate
Prospective candidates and election agents are recommended to attend the Borough Candidates and Agents briefing, via webinar on Tuesday 1 March 2022 at 6.30pm.
For further information or to request an invitation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standing for election
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
Guidance and nomination documentation
|Electoral Commission guidance for Candidates & Agents||
|Spending and donations|