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Become a councillor

You may be eligible to stand in a local election (to become a councillor) if you meet the criteria set out by the electoral commission.

Election campaign support

You can appoint an election agent to help you:

  • organise your expenses
  • arrange public meetings
  • display and issue advertisements or publications

You can do this yourself if you’d prefer.

You’ll need to cover your campaign expenses, and declare them in your Return of Expenses.

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