Could you become a councillor in 2019?

Becoming a Councillor for your local area is a rewarding opportunity for those who wish to influence local priorities and services. You really could make a difference to people's lives in becoming that advocate for your local community.

The new council will be formed on 1 April, with 59 councillors representing 36 wards. Elections to the new Council will be held on 2 May 2019.

In preparation for this Taunton Deane Borough and West Somerset Councils hosted two events which were open to anyone interested in becoming a councillor, regardless of experience. 

A presentation was shown at these events see Becoming a Councillor presentation

Criteria to be eligible to stand for election

Further information on what we expect from you

Member code of conduct

Roles of a councillor document

Nomination Pack

Further links/signposting