Be a Councillor

Make a difference for Cornwall and stand to become a councillor

Cornwall Council has 122* electoral divisions - that is 123 Councillors covering the whole of Cornwall. Could you be one of them that stands in the next Cornwall Council election on Thursday 4 May 2017?

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(*Bude electoral division will elect two Councillors)

The previous elections were held on Thursday 2 May 2013. Please look on our election results page to see the full results.

If you have ever thought about becoming a Member of Cornwall Council then  come along to the Royal Cornwall Show between 9 -11 June 2016 and speak to some of our existing Members about what it means to be a Councillor and how you can stand for election next year.  We will be launching our pre candidature campaign at this year’s Show to encourage as many people as possible from different backgrounds to stand for election so come and find out more.

If you are unable to attend the Royal Cornwall Show but want to find out more about becoming a Councillor see the information leaflets and helpful links below.

Close of nominations to stand to be a Cornwall Councillor closes on 12 noon on 4 April 2017. If you want a nomination pack please phone one of the following numbers:-

  • Sharon Richards on 01209 614298
  • John Simmons on 01579 341533

You can read more here: guidance for candidates and agents.

If you would like to be sent further information on being a councillor and any information events as they become available please forward your contact details to Democratic Services using the contact details on the right hand side.