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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 2 May 2019.   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 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
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.  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.


or write to:

Electoral Services
Town Hall
Castlefield Road

tel: 01737 276794

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