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, with the next elections being held on 4 May 2023.  Councillors are elected for a four year term of office and you can stand as a candidate for a political party, if you have their backing, or as an individual (an independent candidate). 

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.

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 the Electoral Commission website

Parish Councils 

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