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Elections 2024

There are elections taking place for all Weymouth Town Council wards on Thursday 2nd May.

I’m thinking of standing, what does a town councillor do?

Councillors represent their community. They also make decisions about how we use our budget and run our services in our beautiful coastal town; from the beach and Promenade to 10 public toilet buildings, 18 play areas, four cemeteries, allotment sites, events, licences, leases, and projects including Tumbledown Farm. They also make decisions on how we generate income to keep Council Tax low.

Who can stand to be a Councillor?

Almost anyone can stand, as long as you are:

You can’t be a Councillor if you:

You don’t need to be a member of a political party; Weymouth Town Council already has five independent Councillors.  

Where can I find more information?

If you are thinking of standing as a candidate in the upcoming election, guidance and resources are available for candidates from the Electoral Commission View the Electoral Commission’s guidance and resources for candidates and agents at local government elections in England.

There is also a toolkit available which you can download below:

PROSPECTIVE COUNCILLOR EVENT Come along to our drop-in session on Wednesday 21st February, 6pm to 7pm in the Council Chamber, the New Town Hall, Commercial Road and find out more.

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