Become a Town Councillor: Stand for Election on May 6th 2021

Interested in representing Buckingham as a Councillor?

If you would like the opportunity to represent Buckingham as a Town Councillor or a Buckinghamshire Council Councillor now is the time to stand for election.

Applications to stand are called nomination papers and must be received between Monday 22nd March and 4pm Thursday 8th April. Nomination papers must be handed in, in person, to the election office in Aylesbury. Read this detailed letter to Town and Parish Council candidates for more information about the process:

Town Councillors represent Buckingham is a number of areas from the management of parks and green spaces, to acting as a consultee for planning applications and local events.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Town Councillor, come along to our open information session Monday 8th March 2021, at 7pm on Zoom. For details of how to log on and join the meeting, please email the Town Clerk at townclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk, If you cannot attend, or would like any more information about the role, do email us or call the office on the number below.

If you haven't done so before, you may also find it useful to attend a Town Council meeting.

The (Local) Returning Officer will be holding virtual briefings via Microsoft Teams for candidates and agents. For the Aylesbury election areas this is 4pm on Wednesday 10 March. If you’d like to attend one of the briefings please email elections@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

There is more information about Buckinghamshire Council's responsibilities and how to stand for election as a Buckinghamshire Councillor on their website.