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How to become a councillor

What is the criteria for becoming a councillor?

To become a councillor of a town or parish council or of East Riding of Yorkshire Council you must:

  • be 18 years of age or over and on the electoral register of the local authority that you wish to stand for
  • have worked in the area for the past 12 months or more
  • have occupied land in the area, either as an owner or tenant, for 12 months or more.

To assess whether you fit the criteria to become a councillor, please refer to the Local Government Act 1972, which outlines the qualification details in full.

Local Government Act 1972 (external website)

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How do I become a councillor?

More information on how to become a councillor and stand for election is available on the standing for elections page.

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