Interested in Becoming a Councillor?

East Cambridgeshire District Council

To become a District Councillor you will have to stand for election. District Council elections are held every four years. You can stand as a candidate for a political party, if you have their backing, or as an individual (an independent candidate).

Councillors are elected for a four year term of office and if you are interested in becoming a Councillor the leaflet below explains what is involved.

If you wish to stand for election you will need to provide the Returning Officer, located at the Council, with the necessary completed forms to become properly nominated as a candidate. Once completed, some of the forms must be hand delivered. See the pack for details.

For further advice and/or information please complete our enquiry form below or telephone 01353 665555.

Additional advice can be obtained from the Electoral Commission on 020 7271 0516 or from its Guide for Standing for Election which can be found via their website. 

Parish Councils

Anyone wishing to stand for election for their Parish Council must contact the Parish Clerk to obtain the relevant forms.