Parish Council Elections

Local elections are due to take place on 2nd May 2019 for all 9 parish council seats in Lydiate Parish Council. Would you like to play a roll in your local Parish Council?

How to Stand as a Candidate

You can stand to be a candidate if you:

  • British or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union
  • At least 18 years old
  • Registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election

You can’t be a councillor if you:

  • Work for the council you want to be a councillor for, or for another local authority in a political restricted post
  • Are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order
  • Have been sentenced to prison for three months or more (including suspended sentences) during the 5 years before election day
  • Have been convicted of a corrupt or illegal practice by an election court

If you are in any doubt about whether you are eligible to stand as a councillor, you should contact the electoral services department at your local council for advice.

For more information on ‘How to be a Councillor’ follow the links below;

https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/become-a-councillor

https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent

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