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Leigh-on-Sea Town Council is urging enthusiastic and engaged members of the community to stand as Councillors. If you want to make a long-lasting change, have innovative ideas or have concerns about a specific issue, this is your opportunity to make a real difference at this year's election to be held on 4th May 2023.
Details of how to be a nominee can be found at
Nomination papers are available to download
Nominations will close at 4pm on Tuesday 4th April 2023. All paperwork must be submitted in person to Southend City Council by this time and we would recommend that you do not leave it till the last minute.
We look forward to welcoming you on to the team
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:
The National Association of Local Councils publishes The Good Councillor's Guide and a booklet for people who want to know more about the role of a councillor
"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. "