Melton Borough Council

Apply to be a Councillor

How to get nominated

Borough Elections

Each candidate must be nominated by a separate nomination paper, signed by a proposer, seconder and eight other registered electors of the ward in which you are to stand.

If you are standing as a Candidate for a registered political party you are also required to submit a certificate from the Party’s Nominating Officer, authorising your candidacy and use of the Party’s descriptions and emblem.

If you are standing as an Independent you can only describe yourself as “Independent” or give no description at all.

You must also give your consent to your nomination in writing.

All these documents must be submitted to the Returning Officer by 4pm, 19 working days before polling day.

No deposit is required to stand as a Borough Councillor.

Nomination packs are available from the elections Office prior to the Election, or from the Electoral Commissions web site

Parish Council Elections

Each candidate must be nominated by a separate nomination paper, signed by a proposer and a seconder who are registered electors in the Parish or Parish Ward in which you are to stand.

You must give your consent to your nomination in writing.

All these documents must be submitted to the returning Officer by noon, 19 working days before polling day.

No deposit is required to stand as a parish Councillor.