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Are there any restrictions to becoming a councillor?

You can be disqualified from holding the office of councillor for:

  • Having a conviction for corruption or illegal practises.
  • Being convicted within the last five years of an offence with a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for not less than three months without the option of a fine.
  • Being an adjudged bankrupt.

For further information regarding restrictions please refer to the Local Government Act 1972 Section 80 and 81.


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