Find out more about being a councillor in Brighton & Hove

On 2 May 2019, residents will choose the councillors they want to represent them on Brighton & Hove City Council for the next four years.

By becoming a local councillor you can become a decision maker for your local area and voice for residents in the city. 

But first, candidates must stand for election.

Nominations for candidates open on Monday 25 March and must be submitted by the 3 April. 

We're holding a public meeting on Friday morning for potential candidates and agents to come along and find out more about the election process, the council and being a councillor.

Come along and hear more

Anyone who is interested in becoming a councillor can find out more at an information session on: 

  • Friday 22 March 10am to 12 noon, Brighton Town Hall Council Chamber

Hear all the details about the nomination process, as well as more information about the services the council provides from Chief Executive Geoff Raw, and you’ll also have the chance to meet current councillors who can tell you what it’s really like being a councillor. 

Please RSVP to as soon as possible.

We hope that people from a broad range of backgrounds will stand for election to reflect the diversity of our city. If you're not familiar with the process, please come along and ask questions.

Let us know if you need any assistance

We can’t provide transport but please let us know if you need any assistance at the sessions. Contact our Democratic Services team on 01273 291066.

Find out more

If you have any questions about being a councillor, then get in touch with us on Facebook or Twitter

More information about the local election or standing as a candidate can be found on our website, or contact our Electoral Services team on 01273 291999.

You can also learn more about becoming a councillor on the Local Government Association’s website.

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