Every 4 years, local councils have an election for all of the seats. In Pembury, this will happen in 2023. The timetable for elections is as follows:
- 20 March 2023 – notice of elections given and nominations open
- 4 April 2023 – deadline for delivery of nomination papers
- 4 May 2023 – Election Day!
- 5 May 2023 – count for contested elections
- 9 May 2023 – the new Parish Council takes office
If you wish to stand for election, you must contact TWBC to obtain and complete the necessary nomination papers.
The TWBC Elections Team will be offering an informal ‘digital check’ of nomination papers this year. Once forms have been completed they can be scanned and emailed to email@example.com. One of the team will check their accuracy, and if they are valid, make an appointment for them to be delivered.
If the digital check shows that the nomination papers are not valid, one of the team will discuss the necessary corrections, and if necessary send out a clean nominations pack.
If you are interested in standing as a Parish Councillor, TWBC are offering online and face to face briefing sessions for candidates and their agents. Session dates are as follows:
- Online Sessions
- Tuesday 28 February – 6:30pm
- Tuesday 28 February – 8:00pm
- Face to Face sessions
- Friday 3 march 6:30pm
- Friday 3 March 8:00pm
If you wish to attend one of the above briefings , please let the elections team know which session you will be attending either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 01892 554024. The online meeting will be held via Zoom, and the link to the meeting will be sent attendance is confirmed. The in-person session will be held in the Town Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells. Please let the elections team know if you are planning to attend this session on the contact details above so they can ensure entry to the building.