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Become a councillor

You can be a candidate if you are 18 years old or over, on the electoral register, and have lived, worked or owned property in Tamworth for at least the past 12 months.

You may be disqualified as a candidate if you work for the Council or hold a politically restricted post with another local authority. Bankruptcy or a previous criminal conviction with a three-month or more prison sentence would also disqualify you as a candidate.

Most candidates are nominated through a political party. However, individuals are welcome to stand in their own right.

Contact: Elections Office. Tel: 01827 709264. Email: elections@tamworth.gov.uk