Being a councillor is a great way to speak up for your community. You can stand for election in your town or parish or for the Somerset Council.
You can be an independent or represent a political party. If you want to represent a party, you will first need to join one and ask them to select you as their candidate for your area.
Criteria to be eligible to stand for election
- Must be a UK, EU or Commonwealth Citizen
- Registered to vote on the current register with the local council
- Have either worked or lived in the council’s area for one year
- Have been an owner or tenant of any land or premises in the council’s area for one year