Southern Cambridgeshire

Branch of the UK Independence Party


Standing as a Candidate

At the appropriate times, we seek candidates for local councillors across this region for local elections.

The next elections to Cambridge City Council are on 7 May 2020. Those for Cambridgeshire County Council are in May 2021, and the next elections to East Cambridgeshire District Council are in May 2023. You can view the results of the East Cambs May 2019 elections here.

How to become a UKIP candidate

We are always in need of people who are willing to bring UKIP values into local decision-making, cutting through the red tape and waste and introducing fairness and commonsense.

General information

If you would like to stand for UKIP in a local election at Cambridge City, District or County level, please call Richard Fullerton, Branch chair, on 07976 728051 who will be delighted to talk to you. Obviously, first of all you must become a member

  • To stand for a District/City seat you must be on the electoral register in that district and fulfil local residency qualifications. You can stand in any ward.

  • To stand for a County seat you must be on the electoral register within the county and fulfill county residency qualifications.

All of this will be explained to you and we will help you to follow the correct procedures.

Cambridge City

Map of the 14 Cambridge City wards
There are 14 wards in Cambridge with 3 district council seats per ward, making 42 city Councillors in all.

A Councillor's term is for four years. Due to boundary changes the next Cambridge city council elections are on 7 May 2020. All 42 councillors will be up for re-election at the same time due to changes to the city’s ward boundaries. See this page for more details. (Normally, one of the three seats in each ward on the City Council is elected each year, followed by one year without election when the County Council election takes place instead).

See what it's like being a city councillor

East Cambs District Council

East Cambs District Council Map
The Council has 28 elected members drawn from 14 wards (this recently changed from 39 elected members drawn from 19 wards).

East Cambridgeshire operates the 'alternative arrangements' form of political management, with cross-party representation in a series of Committees. Councillors are elected
for four-year terms and are elected all together.

The next election will be in May 2023. Visit the East Cambs web site for more information and how to become a District Councillor
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