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Me, a Middlesbrough Councillor?

Have you ever thought of representing your community and becoming a Councillor?

There are 46 seats plus the post of the Mayor that will be contested on Thursday, May 2 2019 for the Council’s 20 wards. Parish Council elections will also be held in Nunthorpe and Stainton and Thornton.

If you wish to stand for election to become the Mayor, a Councillor or a Parish Councillor you must submit your nomination papers to the Electoral Services by 4pm on April, 3 2019.

Once the nomination process has closed, Returning Officer briefings will be held for those standing as Ward or Parish Councillors on Thursday, April 4 2019 (2pm to 4pm) to provide candidates with further information on election/count processes, postal votes and expenses.

A briefing for those standing for elected Mayor will take place on Friday April, 5 2019 (10am to 1pm) where Mayoral candidates will also have chance to meet service directors.

For more information about the election briefing session please call John Stuart, Senior Electoral Services Officer, on 01642 729772 or email

You can also look at our 'be a Middlesbrough Councillor' booklet for more information.