Melton Borough Council

Apply to be a Councillor

Who can become a Councillor

To stand at a Local Election you must be:-

You must also meet at least one of the four following qualifications on the day you are nominated:-

  • Currently registered as a local government elector in the local authority area
  • Lived in the local authority the whole of the last 12 months
  • Your main or only place of work during the 12 months has been in the local authority area
  • You have occupied as an owner or tenant, any land or premises in the local authority area during the last 12 months

You cannot stand as a Councillor if:

  • You are an employee of the local authority or hold a politically restricted post with another authority
  • You are subject to a bankruptcy order or interim order
  • In the last five years you have been in prison or on a suspended sentence for three months

You do not have to belong to a Political Party to stand for election. It is possible to stand for election as an Independent Candidate. This means that you do not belong to any particular Party/Group

If you wish to stand as a Candidate for a Political Party/Group then you need to be a member of that party. Please contact your local branch of the party for more information on joining it. Further information regarding Political Parties can be found on the Electoral Commissions web site.