Where there is a
vacancy on your local parish or town council this will be filled by election or
by co-option. If an election is to be held, candidates will have to complete a
Nomination Paper which has to be signed by two other electors of your parish. Nomination
forms will be available from your Parish or Town Clerk but they can also be
obtained from the Electoral Services teams at your principal authority:
If an election is not called and the vacancy is
to be filled by co-option, the necessary application form and process can be
obtained from the parish or town Clerk.
Parish and town councils work towards improving
their community by providing services at a local level. They are the first tier
of local government and councillors have responsibility for making the
decisions which help shape their communities.
You might also find the following publication to
be useful: Electoral
Commission guidance for candidates
If you are interested please contact the Clerk
to your parish or town council.