Become a Parish Councillor

Standing as a local councillor for Dorset Council in 2024.

For more information, see these Frequently asked questions

Dorset Council will be holding its elections in May 2024. Information for anyone interested in standing for election can be found on the dorsetforyou website. The webpages give an overview of:

  • the role of the councillor
  • standing for a political party or as an independent
  • the support that is available to candidates and councillors
  • how to stand for nomination
  • where to find additional information

For any questions relating to the elections please contact the council’s Elections Team at  or Tel: 01305 838299.

In addition, interested individuals are also welcome to contact the council’s Democratic Services Team at  or Tel: 01305 252394 who will be able to:

  • offer non –political advice
  • suggest committee meetings that they might like to attend
  • arrange meetings with serving councillors