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11. Be a councillor at Local Government Elections on 2 May 2019

Be a councillor

Are you passionate about your local area? What do you think matters to local people and are you ready to help make a difference to the quality of life in your community?

If your answer to these questions is “yes” you might just want to think about standing for office on either Teignbridge District Council, or to your local Town or Parish Council.

Being a councillor does require commitment and hard work, but it can also be very rewarding.

Standing for election

Standing for election is a relatively simple process. You will need to submit a nomination paper to the Returning Officer and also get a number of people living within your community to support you. For the District Council you need 10 supporters and for Town and Parish Councils you need just two supporters.  Anyone who agrees to support your candidacy must be willing to sign your nomination and they also need to be registered electors who are entitled to vote for you.

There are some qualifications you have to meet such as a minimum age and your nationality. Find out more about how to become a District or Town/Parish councillor.

How do I apply to be a councillor?

If you would like to put yourself forward you can obtain a nomination pack by sending an email to electoralservices@teignbridge.gov.uk When you contact us please remember to include your full name and your home address.

The Local Government Association have also provided some helpful information on how to be a councillor.