How to become a councillor
The Electoral Commission has guidance for anyone wanting to stand as a candidate at a local election.
Most people stand under the banner of one of the main political parties and for information on how to do that you need to contact the party directly. It is also possible to stand as an Independent or, indeed, start a new party.
The Electoral Commission oversees the election process and provides guidance on a number of issues including the right to vote and how to set up political parties.
A lot of this information can be found in the FAQs section of the Electoral Commission website.