Becoming a Councillor - Eligibility

Being a Councillor can be a very rewarding experience. It gives you an opportunity to help your local community and be part of a dedicated team providing key services for your area.  Being a Councillor is a great way to gain political experience and useful skills in public speaking, debating and problem solving.

To be eligible you must be:

  • A British subject or a citizen of the Irish Republic or the EU and resident in the UK.
  • At least 18 years of age on the day you are nominated.
  • Either on the Electoral Register for the Council area in which you are seeking election, or have lived or worked in that Council area for at least the last 12 months. 



Last Updated on Tuesday, September 11, 2018