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Nomination forms and candidate guidance documents are available on Malvern Hills District Council's website by clicking here  

Nomination Process

To be eligible to stand as a parish or town councillor, you must be:
 Aged 18 or over on the day your nomination papers are submitted
 Either a British citizen, a Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Irish Republic or a
citizen of a member state of the European Union.
Secondly, you must meet at least one of the following qualifications:
i. on that day he/she is and thereafter he/she continues to be a local government
elector for the area of the parish; or
ii. he/she has during the whole of the twelve months preceding that day occupied as
owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish; or
iii. his/her principal or only place of work during that twelve months has been in that
area; or
iv. he/she has during the whole of those twelve months resided either in the parish or
within 4.8 kilometres of it.
If you qualify under more than one heading, it is good practice to include all those which
You will be unable to stand as a candidate if:
i. You are employed by the parish/community council or hold a paid office under the
parish/community council (including joint boards or committees); or
ii. You are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order; or
iii. You have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more
(including a suspended sentence), without the option of a fine, during the five years
before polling day; or
iv. You have been disqualified under the Representation of the People Act 1983
(which covers corrupt or illegal electoral practices and offences relating to
donations) or under the Audit Commission Act 1998.
Full details can be obtained online from the Electoral Commission at 
The period of office for councillors elected in May 2019 is four years beginning on
Wednesday 8 May. Should a by-election be called during that period of office, the newly elected councillor will remain in office only for the remainder of the original four year term.

Malvern Hills District Council Timetable of Proceedings For Thursday 2 May 2019

Publication of Notice of Election - Fri 22 March 2019
Receipt of Nominations - 4pm Wed 3 April 2019
Withdrawal of Candidate - 4pm Wed 3 April 2019
Publication of Statements of Persons Nominated - 4pm Thu 4 April 2019
Last Date for Voter Registration - Fri 12 April 2019
Receipt of Postal Vote Applications - 5pm Mon 15 April 2019
Receipt of Proxy Vote Applications - 5pm Wed 24 April 2019
Appointment of Poll and Count Agents - Thu 25 April 2019
Day of Poll Thu - 2 May 2019
Last Day to Issue Replacement Spoilt or Lost Postal Ballot Papers - 5pm Thu 2 May 2019
Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications - 5pm Thu 2 May 2019

Here is what one of our newer Councillors, Cllr Neville Mills, has to say about being on the Town Council:

"I stood as an independent candidate because I believe that the Town Council should work for all the residents of Malvern, irrespective of Party allegiance, preserving amenity spaces such as recreation areas and allotments to encourage both the mental and physical health of the population.  As I live in the ward I was able to stay in touch with the residents and I believe that, with the help of the Council Officers and staff, I have made a difference in my support to the Council and their efforts to maintain the unique character of Malvern."