Guidance on standing as a Parish or Borough Councillor – including links to nomination forms

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council website contains links and information for candidates wishing to stand for elections (both Borough & Parish).  The notice of election for Paddock Wood Borough Councillors can be viewed HERE and the notice for Parish Councillors can be viewed HERE.

Councillor applications can be found at Local elections in England | Electoral Commission

Nomination papers and guidance for Parish Councillor applications can be found at Parish council elections in England | Electoral Commission

Borough and Parish elections May 2023

The Notice of Election will be published on Monday 20 March 2023. We will accept nominations from midday on Monday 20 March 2023 during the hours stated on the Notice.

Completed nomination forms must be delivered to the following address (not to the The Amelia Scott in Tunbridge Wells):

Elections Office (Room 6)
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Town Hall
Mount Pleasant Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN1 1RS

You must book an appointment with the elections team to submit your nomination papers. Nominations can be submitted by courier if necessary, but if you choose to use this option, it is your responsibility to ensure that your papers reach us.

Prior to officially submitting nomination papers, we would encourage you to send them to us by email to for an informal check. This will reduce the need for candidates and agents to take away and amend their nomination papers if they are not correct when formally submitting them.

Nomination Papers must be delivered to the address above no later than 4pm on Tuesday 4th April 2023.

Paddock Wood Town Council