Standing as a candidate

You must meet certain criteria to stand as a candidate for public office. The Electoral Commission has published candidate guidance and information for each type of election:

Nomination packs will be available to collect from the electoral services office in March 2022. Please contact the office on 01242 264132 or email elections@cheltenham.gov.uk to arrange an appointment.

Completed nomination papers will need to be hand delivered to the Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham between 10am and 4pm from Monday 28 March 2022. You will need to make an appointment for informal checks and submission of papers. We strongly advise an informal check and delivery of papers to be carried out as early as possible. The deadline for delivery is 4pm on Tuesday 5 April 2022.

You can find out more information on being a councillor on the Local Government Association website.