Stand as a unitary, town or parish councillor in May
Do you have the desire to help and become involved in your community?
Do you have time to give?
Do you like a different challenge every day?
…If so, it might be time for you to stand as a local councillor.
Elections are taking place on 6 May 2021 for unitary, town and parish councils – it’s not too late to be nominated!
Find out more about what it is like to be a Wiltshire unitary councillor, by visiting Becoming a councillor – Wiltshire Council where you will find FAQs, including details of how to manage the role around work commitments.
The role can be flexible around existing commitments and unitary councillors are currently paid an allowance of £13,833 per year for spend on the role. A carers allowance is also available to help towards care for a dependent whilst you undertake some council duties, such as attending meetings.
Town and parish council elections
A parish councillor is immersed in the local community and it can be a really rewarding role. Find information and videos from parish councillors about their experiences with the National Association of Local Councils Elections — #MakeAChange (nalc.gov.uk), or get in touch with your local parish council.
Details of how to run for election:
- For the unitary elections visit Unitary elections – Wiltshire Council
- For the Town and Parish Elections visit Town and parish elections – Wiltshire Council
- The Local Government Association and Electoral Commission also have lots of useful guidance.
Due to the number of nominations we will be receiving this year we have created an online booking system for you to use to book your appointment to deliver your nomination papers.