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Are you interested in becoming a Town Councillor?

Horley Town Council is closest to the local community and represents the first of the three tiers of Local Government, which comprise Parish and Town Councils; Borough and District Councils and County Councils.  Local Government Elections will take place on the 7 May 2015.   If you are interested, this is how to stand for election as a Town Councillor for your local Horley ward.

Standing for election as a Town Councillor

Town and parish councillors are elected for a term of four years and must seek re-election at the next full elections if they wish to remain in office.   To stand for election to a parish or town council if you must be:

and that:

Information on Local Councils

Horley Town Council has 18 elected councillors for 6 different wards. Its functions and responsibilities are listed on the main council page of this website

To find out more about the role of a town councillor please refer to the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) website which provides these useful publications:

All about local councils
Good Councillors Guide
Power to the People

Other useful information

More general information on local government and elections can also be found at the following websites:

Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has  useful information and guidance on its website.  Follow links for Guidance for candidates and if you wish to stand as an independent, also refer to the electoral commission guidance on standing as an independent candidate.  A detailed timetable of the nomination procedure is available here.

Further details of the electoral process

For further details of the electoral process and for guidance in applying as a candidate you would need to contact Reigate & Banstead Borough Council which acts as the electoral authority for this area.

Email elreg@reigate-banstead.gov.uk

or write to:

Electoral Services
Town Hall
Castlefield Road
Reigate
RH2 0SH

tel: 01737 276794


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