Information for Candidates

The window for nominations for the May 2021 elections has now closed. For all nominated candidates, please see the information below regarding important dates after the Election.

Do you want to make a change in the place you live or work in? Do you want to use your skills to help build and transform a community? Are you concerned about certain issues in your area, understand the views of the local residents in that ward and want to be part of the solution to solve that problem? Then becoming a councillor is for you.

Date Time Where Event Comments
Sun 9 May TBC 5 Rivers Leisure Centre Vote count  
Mon 10 May     The new Council forms Current councillors remain in post until this date
         
Wed 12 May

1000-1600

By appointment where possible please

The Guildhall

Signing Acceptance of Office form Elected councillors must sign their Acceptance of Office before the first Full Council meeting on Mon 17 May, and this must be witnessed by the City Clerk.
Wed 13 May

1600-1900

By appointment where possible please

The Guildhall Signing of Acceptance of Office form

Elected councillors must sign their Acceptance of Office before the first Full Council meeting on Mon 17 May, and this must be witnessed by the City Clerk.

 

If neither of these dates are convenient the elected members must contact the City Clerk to make alternative arrangements

Induction Sessions     
Wed 12 May 1830-2000 Via Teams Induction session for all Councillors
  • The Governance of the Council
  • Briefing on Full Council on Mon 17 May
Wed 19 May 1830-2000 Via Teams Induction session for all Councillors
  • Finances
  • Property
  • Staffing
Wed 26 May 1830-2000 Via teams Induction session for all Councillors
  • SCC’s Services
Wed 9 Jun 1830-2000 (TBC) Via teams Planning Training
  • An introduction to Planning

Strongly advised for the Planning Committee members but open to all

         
Mon 17 May 1730 The Guildhall

Full Council Meeting - to elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

The meeting will be conducted with due regard for social distancing and face coverings will be worn except when speaking.

I.T. – Successful candidates will be provided with an SCC email address, ending in @salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk.  This email address will be used for all your council correspondence from officers, and we will not use your personal email.  Elected members will be contacted by our Corporate Services Team, led by Janine Whitty,  who will work with them to ensure they have access to SCC’s IT system as soon as possible after the election to allow them to take full part in the induction sessions.

If you have any questions about anything to do with standing as a councillor, please contact the Corporate Services team at Salisbury City Council on 01722 342860 or at info@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk or if you need any information regarding your nomination, polling day, the count and Electoral Register, please contact the Electoral team at Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0112 or at elections@wiltshire.gov.uk. Both teams will be happy to help you with your enquiries.

 

 

Helpful Guides

To help you find out more about how to become a councillor and the role of a Councillor, Salisbury City Council has some helpful guides and links for you below.

SCC Becoming a Councillor Guide
SCC Becoming a Councillor FAQs

For further information on Becoming a Councillor why not take a look at the following websites:
The National Association of Local Councils - https://www.nalc.gov.uk/elections

The Electoral Commission has also produced a set of guides around the electoral processes. To access these please go to www.electoralcommission.org.uk

The Local Government Association Becoming a Councillor Guide: www.beacouncillor.org.uk 

Wiltshire Council Elections - https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections-town-parish