May Elections

May Elections - Are you interested in becoming a Seaton Town Councillor?

Would you like to make a difference to the area you live in?

Seaton Town Council is calling on residents who are passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in May 2019.

What do Councillors do?

Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs, making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community's needs.

How long does it take?

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Surey found out that Councillors put aside on average, three hours per week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies. The duration of an elected Town or Parish Councillor is four years.

Can I stand?

There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:

  • A British citizen or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union.
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Live in the Seaton area, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

1. You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish/community in which you wish to stand

2. You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish/community area during the whole of the 12 months before the date of election.

3. Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the date of election has been in the parish/community area.

4. You have lived in the parish/community area or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the date of election.

If you would like to apply to become a Seaton Town Councillor, please call into the Council Offices at Marshlands on Harbour Road and collect a nomination pack. We are open 9am to 3pm Monday to Thursday.

For more details on the elections, please refer to the East Devon District Council website, who are running the District, Town and Parish local elections.