Are you a Conservative who wants to improve your local area? If so, you are an ideal candidate to become a Conservative councillor.

Becoming a councillor is a uniquely rewarding experience. It gives you the opportunity to help your local community and be part of a dedicated team providing key services for your area.

Being a councillor is also a great way to gain political experience and useful skills in public speaking, debating and problem solving.

Serving councillors are a broad mix of people from the local community. New councillors are good news. They mean fresh ideas and fresh enthusiasm, and that will be good for your council and your local area.

By becoming a councillor, you really can make a difference to your local community. Read biographies of some of our councillors working across the country.

Who may become a councillor?

To be eligible you must be:

  • A British subject or a citizen of the Irish Republic or the EU and resident in the UK.
  • At least eighteen years old on the day you are nominated.
  • Either on the electoral register for the council area in which you are seeking election, or have lived or worked in that council area for at least the last twelve months.
  • A member of the Conservative Party.

If you have not already done so, you will need to become a member of the Conservative Party.

To find out more, please contact your local Conservative Association. You can find their details using the postcode search on the People page.

Further information on the role of councillors can be found in the following publications:

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Become a Conservative Councillor

Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on how becoming a Councillor can give you direct involvement in improving your local area.