Be a councillor

You do not have to be a member of the big three political parties to stand, you could stand for another party or be an Independent Councillor. If you'd like to find out more about being an Independent Councillor or standing for a smaller party that isn't Labour, Conservative or Liberal Democrats get in touch.

We have a range of resources available for you and we're holding a series of events which will provide you with the information you need to know, if you're considering running as a Councillor.  

Do you care about local issues? 

Would you like to change your community for the better? 

If so, why not become a local councillor?

Find out more about standing as an Independent councillor in our publication, which is full of useful tips and guidance. We also have free copies of Flatpack Democracy to share.

You may also find it useful to visit the pages of the Independent Network, Residents Association or Party near you.

If you’d like to stand as a Green Councillor you can find our more in our new Be a Councillor – Green Party booklet

Cllr Neil Prior from Pembrokeshire shares his experience of a year in the life of a County Councillor.

If you would like to hold a Be a Councillor event in your area please do get in touch. 

For more details or to RSVP contact us at

The EnAble Fund for Elected Office is intended to cover the additional financial costs associated with a disability, that would otherwise prevent someone from standing for election. You can find out more and apply via the Disability Rights UK website or by ringing 18001 or 0330 995 0400 (and choosing Option 1).