Find out about becoming a councillor if you are interested in standing for election to either Wrexham County Borough Council or town/community councils in Wrexham County.

Upcoming elections

May 5, 2022:

  • County borough council (to elect 56 members onto Wrexham County Borough Council for a period of 5 years)
  • Town and community councils (to elect town and community councillors for a period of 5 years)

About the council

As a local council we are responsible for making decisions about lots of services which affect the lives of residents in Wrexham.

We operate through departments – each with responsibility for delivering specific services which support the council’s strategic aims and corporate policies.

Speak to current councillors

Councillors have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries. Surgeries provide an opportunity for any ward resident to talk to their councillor.

Many of our councillors are also active on social media platforms where you may also be able to get in touch with them.

Standing for election

Access to Elected Office Fund Wales (support for disabled candidates)

This fund exists to help disabled people who want to stand for election with the extra costs that are a barrier to their participation in politics. It is administered by Disability Wales and funded by the Welsh Government.

The Disability Wales YouTube channel also provides some videos about the fund and getting involved in the political process:

What happens if I am elected?

If you are successful in winning your election, you will formally become a local councillor when you sign your declaration of acceptance of office. The declaration needs to be completed within 4 days of the result of the election.

You will be provided with an induction pack which contains lots of useful information to help you begin your role as councillor.

You may also find the following information helpful:

Being a local councillor

What does the role of a councillor involve?

Councillors are elected to represent the community and its residents. They help to decide how local services are provided, funded and prioritised.

Local councillors can also help maintain effective partnerships with organisations that are independent from the council, but have an impact on its service areas. They may do this by sitting on the committees and forums that are responsible for these outside bodies.

What support will I get as a councillor?