Joining the Council
Council Elections 2023
Malvern Hills District will be having council elections in May 2023. This will include Malvern Wells Parish Council.
If you are passionate about your community and want to make a difference - we need you!
Councillors can make a big impact on the quality of life of local people and how local issues are dealt with.
Some of the things your councillors have been involved in over the last 12 months:
- Giving grants/donations
- Platinum Jubilee garden party
- Planning consultations
- Electoral boundaries
- Christmas carols evening
- Neighbourhood Plan
- Gas lamp painting
- Policing priorities
- Grass cutting
- Wildlife enhancement
We need people from all backgrounds and experiences, young and old, who reflect the communities they serve to put themselves forward for election.
What qualifications do councillors need?
There are no qualifications to be a councillor. A willingness to engage with communities and participate in the council’s meetings and activities are key.
You may know someone in your community who fits the bill – you can nominate them and encourage them to stand.
How do the elections work?
If there are more candidates than there are seats on the council, then an election will be held.
The council makes decisions on behalf of residents. Councillors will be representing you so it’s important that residents take the opportunity to vote for the candidate who will do that the best.
Are you eligible to be a councillor?
- You must be:
- British or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union
- At least 18 years old
- Registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election.
You can’t be a councillor if you:
- Work for the council you want to be a councillor for, or for another local authority in a political restricted post
- Are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order
- Have been sentenced to prison for three months or more (including suspended sentences) during the five years before election day
- Have been convicted of a corrupt or illegal practice by an election court.
If you are in any doubt about whether you are eligible to stand as a councillor, you should contact the electoral services at Malvern Hills District Council for advice.
Or if you would like to know more about being a councillor in Malvern Wells contact the clerk, speak to an existing councillor and take a look at our website.
Malvern Wells PC
PO Box 379