Guide Become a District councillor

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8. Will it cost me anything to stand for election?

The cost incurred by a candidate at an election is at the personal expense of the candidate or political party they represent.  The Council cannot, and does not, refund the cost incurred.

Councillors receive an allowance, plus travel and some expenses.  There is also a carer's allowance if you have children and/or people you care for.  You will also be paid extra allowances if you have additional responsibilities, such as a Cabinet member.  Please note that the allowances you receive may affect any benefits that you are being paid and are taxable - you should contact the agency that provides your benefits to find out how you may be affected.