Become a UKIP Councillor

In UKIP we believe in power to local people. Elected councillors should put their community first, not party politics.

Councillors are elected for a period of four years.

Councils should exist to serve their communities, not just spend their money.

That’s why UKIP alone do not have party whips. We leave that to Labour & the Conservatives who vote on local issues the way they are told to vote, irrespective of your views.

Today our communities are under attack, with the government taking money away from local people to give more to the EU and foreign aid, plus more financial assistance to immigrants.

We in UKIP believe in saving taxpayers money, rolling up our sleeves and working hard to serve our local communities.

We are always in need of people who are willing to bring UKIP values into local decision-making, cutting through the red tape and waste that is all too prevalent nowadays. UKIP is fielding as many candidates as we can in the upcoming local council elections.

This means that as a branch we will be very busy with the campaign. It has been proven that people are more likely to vote in a General Election for candidates of parties who also stand in local elections.

Obviously, first of all you must belong to UKIP

If you would like to stand for UKIP in a local election at Town, District or County level, please email us at expressing your interest.

  • To stand for a District seat you must be on the electoral register in that district and fulfil local residency qualifications.
  • To stand for the Parish seats you must be on the electoral register in the parish concerned and fulfil local residency qualifications.
  • To stand for a County seat you must be on a electoral register within the county and fulfil county residency qualifications.

All of this will be explained to you and we will help you to follow the correct procedures.

Are You a Sitting Councillor & Want to Join UKIP?

Two councillors join UKIP every week. Why? Because the main parties are letting down the people they are meant to represent and UKIP is now the fastest growing party representing a range of people from all previous political persuasions.

All enquiries from sitting councillors who wish to switch to UKIP from another of the main parties should contact our branch secretary on or write to the Secretary at the address on the Contact Us page. All discussions will be held in the strictest confidence.

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