Elections took place 4th May 2023 and the Council has its full complement of 16 councillors
When voting in elections, please remember to take voter ID to be able to vote on the day
Any person over 18 who is a citizen of the UK, the EU or the Commonwealth can be a Councillor if they are an elector in, work in, live in or live within 3 miles of the Town Council boundary during the 12 months preceding the day of their nomination. There are no other qualifications to being a Councillor other than having a keen interest for our community and the town and being available for Council meetings which take place on Tuesday evenings.
Elections to be a Councillor on Leigh-on-Sea Town Council take place every four years (unless a casual vacancy arises during this time). The next election is May 2023.
Leigh-on-Sea Town Council is the most local part of our democratic system and the closest to the public. You can play a part in aiding the Council run to the best of its capabilities:
"Being a councillor is a team game, and we all need to play our part. But remembering that we are there to represent our community- and so finding as many ways as possible to listen to their views, seizing every opportunity to meet them, being honest about what we can and what we can’t do – is probably the most important of all. "