Parish Councillors are community leaders who are able to influence decisions for the benefit of their parish, they are someone their community will look to for help, guidance and support. Councillors must adhere to Code of Conduct adopted by Liss Parish Council, it sets out the rules members should work to.
Elections must happen every four years, our last elections took place in May 2023. 10 nominations for parish
councillor were received, resulting in an uncontested election. Please click here for The Notice of Uncontested Election (p.31-32 covers Liss and Liss Forest). As a result, there are three vacancies arising and Liss Parish Council will be seeking to fill the vacancies by co-option. Please click here for further details of the vacancies and how to apply to become a councillor.
To stand for election candidates must meet criteria set out in The Local Government Act 1972 that are listed below. For more information relating to these qualifications, please read the Electoral Commission's Guidance.
Once elected a Councillor will sit on the Parish Council for four years and may stand for re-election at the end of their term. A Councillor may resign from their post at any point by handing in their resignation to the Chair of the Council, check here for further information on current vacancies.
To fill a vacancy between elections the Parish Council will co-opt a new Councillor at the next Full Council meeting, unless an election has not been requested by a parishioner. Election requests must be signed by at least 10 parishioners.
Please contact the Council Office if you would like to find out more about becoming a Liss Parish Councillor or contact one of our Councillors who would be happy to talk to you about the role. Or you can read more about the role of a councillor in the Good Councillor Guide.