How to become a councillor

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Full Borough Council elections are held in all wards every four years, usually the first Thursday in May. The next scheduled Borough and parish council elections are Thursday 4 May 2023.

Most candidates are nominated through a political party. However, individuals are welcome to stand in their own right.

Before you can be accepted as a candidate you must get supporters to propose your nomination and you must sign a declaration and consent to Nomination. All the supporters must be on the electoral register.

To become a candidate you must be over 18 years of age at the date of nomination and:

  • be on the electoral register, or
  • have lived, worked or owned property in the area for at least the past 12 months.

You may be disqualified as a candidate if you work for the council or hold a politically restricted post with another local authority. Bankruptcy or a previous criminal conviction with a three-month or more prison sentence would also disqualify you as a candidate.

No experience of any sort is needed to stand for election as a Councillor.

Electoral services : Contact details

For more information, please contact us by:

Electoral Services - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
Telephone: 01628 683868