Full guidance on how to stand for the elections is on the Electoral Commission’s website.

The guidance covers eligibility; how to stand; permitted expenditure; the campaign; your rights and what happens after the declaration of the result.

Become a councillor

District candidates

Parish candidates

If you are thinking of becoming a parish councillor and want to serve your local community, The National Association of Local Council has general advice and information.

We are running a briefing session for candidates and agents.

This will be held at The Town Hall 17:30-19:30pm on Monday 6th March 2023. The event is aimed mainly at those standing in the Borough election, although we are extending the invitation to Town and Parish Councils. However, the event isn’t aimed at existing councillors, either Borough or Town/Parish councillors.

Please email electoral@fylde.gov.uk if you have any further questions or if you would like us to get a nomination pack ready for you to pick up at the briefing.

Nomination packs will be available from the Elections office from 1 March. The pack will include essential information about the polls and key documents to complete and return, such as the nomination paper to be hand delivered to the Returning Officer. Deadline for nominations is 4 April 2023.