Stand for election

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  3. Standing for election to a Parish Council (You are here)

Standing for election to a Parish Council

To be able to stand as a candidate, on the day of nomination and on the day of election you must be:
  • Aged 18 years or over
  • Either a UK or Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Irish Republic or a citizen of a member state of the European Union.
In addition, you must meet at least one of the following qualifications:
  • On the day of nomination and the day of the election you are and thereafter you continue to be registered as a voter in the Parish
  • For the whole of twelve months before the day of  nomination and the day of the election you have occupied any land or other premises as owner or tenant in the Parish
  • For the whole of twelve months before the day of nomination and the day of the election your principal or only place of work has been in the Parish
  • For the whole of twelve months before the day of nomination and the day of the election you have resided in the Parish or within three miles of it
There are disqualifications, and these are briefly summarised here. You will be unable to be elected and to serve as a councillor if:
  • You are a paid employee of the Parish
  • You are subject to a bankruptcy restrictions order
  • You have within five years before the day of the election been sentenced to a term of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) of not less than three months without the option of a fine

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