Become a Councillor

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is elected every 4 years and the next election is due in May 2021. However, there are requirements for a by-election in the event of the resignation or death of a councillor.

A by-election can only take place if 2 members of the electorate sign a letter requesting an election to take place.

To find out more about how to stand for election you can view or download the following resources from the Electoral Commission:

Can you stand for election?

Standing as an independent candidate

Standing as a party candidate

Spending and donations

The campaign

Your right to attend key electoral events

After the declaration of results

Another valuable resource is the website.