Be a County Councillor

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you want to become a candidate or if you already are an approved candidate or a sitting councillor the process for Approvals and Selection has started for the County Council Elections in May 2021. Somerton and Frome covers 13 electoral divisions each with close to 10,000 registered voters and as those who have stood in the past will know, campaigning is more effective the longer we have to build recognition in an area. Although we have until May 2021, experience has shown us that we need your applications in as soon as possible and we have set the 15th June as the target date. To this end we would like to get the approvals completed by June 2020 with the aim of getting selection completed by the summer. We will be running events about what it is to be a councillor in the very near future but please don't wait to express your interest.

To find out more about the duties of a councillor The Local Government Association provides a comprehensive breakdown of the duties of a councillor so click here.

Helen Burton was elected to Eastbourne Borough Council over a year ago. Click here to follow her story.

Click here for an application form or contact Ian Stewart on 01963 251349 or email at

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