Are you interested in becoming a Councillor?


hands Local government elections for the Arun District, Town and Parish Councils are taking place on Thursday 2 May 2019 for all 23 Wards on the District Council and the 48 Parish/Parish Wards within Arun. 

If you are interested in becoming councillor, it would be beneficial for you to attend one of the three candidates and agents briefings being held in February:

  • Thursday, 26 February 2019 at 6pm, the Council Chamber, Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton
  • Wednesday, 27 February 2019 at 4pm, the Mulberry Room, Bognor Regis Library, London Road, Bognor Regis
  • Wednesday, 27 February 2019 at 6pm, the Council Chamber, Bognor Regis Town Hall, Clarence Road, Bognor Regis


Each briefing will last approximately an hour and will cover key dates in the election timetable; explain more about the nomination process that applies to all candidates; and highlight local arrangements for polling day and the election counts. The briefings are also open to election agents and parish clerks.

Anyone is entitled to stand for election provided they meet the required criteria and can choose to stand as a representative of a political party or as an independent candidate. Candidates must either live in the electoral area, be registered to vote there, or have another close connection with the area, such as working there.

Nigel Lynn, Returning Officer, Arun District Council, said “Being a councillor is rewarding and also a privilege. Councillors are committed to supporting the local community and are placed in a position of responsibility by those that vote for them, working alongside fellow councillors, with the common goal of making a difference to the quality of other people’s lives and prospects.”

For more information or to register for one of the sessions, please contact or call Lauren Fairs-Browning, Electoral Services Manager on 01903 737615.


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