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Local council elections are going ahead on 6th July 2021. This affects all local councils in Wiltshire and a number in Swindon.

Check out the Elections’ website page for each of the Unitary Authorities for more information about the numbers of seats in each council and how to go about submitting nomination forms.

Wiltshire at https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/Elections-2021

Swindon at https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20073/elections_and_voting/937/forthcoming_elections

All parish, town and city councillors stand down at these elections. If you are currently a councillor and wish to stand again, you will need to complete the nomination process outlined at the above links.

If you are a resident wishing to stand for election to a local council, visit our “information for public” page at [insert link] as well as the relevant principal authority link.

There is a very useful page for candidates on the Electoral Commission website at https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-council-elections-england The criteria which needs to be met to qualify to stand for election to a local council is also covered at this page. The deadline for submitting nomination forms is 4pm on 8th April 2021.