Become a councillor

Becoming a councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. As a councillor, you will be in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people's daily lives and prospects. 

Guide to becoming a Woking borough councillor

Being an effective councillor requires both commitment and hard work. We have developed a guidebook which outlines the requirements and processes for becoming a local councillor.

Read our ‘be a councillor’ guidebook

About local elections

Woking Borough Council is made up of 30 councillors, who are ‘elected by thirds’. This means that 10 councillors (a third) are elected every year for three years with no elections in the fourth year. Each borough councillor is elected for a four year term.

Nomination packs to stand for election are made available in March ahead of the elections is May.

Elections to Surrey County Council are held every fourth year. There are seven county councillors for Woking. Each county councillor is elected for a four year term.


Phone: 01483 755 855