Farnham’s councillors

Farnham Town Council has 18 elected councillors who represent nine wards. Two councillors are elected for each ward. Town councillors are unpaid and represent a population of around 40,000. The next election is May 2019.

Contact an elected representative

You can find contact details for town councillors as well as their ward and political party.

Waverley Borough Council’s website has contact details for your borough councillor and Surrey County Council’s website has contact details for your county councillor.

You can send an email to any MP and find out about attendance and voting patterns and who represents you locally by visiting the website Theyworkforyou.com.

Political make-up

Farnham Town Council is currently made up of:

  • Conservatives – 10
  • Farnham Residents – 7
  • Liberal Democrat – 1

Wards

The nine wards of Farnham Town Council are:

  • Castle
  • Firgrove
  • Hale and Heath End
  • Moor Park
  • Shortheath and Boundstone
  • Upper Hale
  • The Bourne
  • Weybourne and Badshot Lea
  • Wrecclesham and Rowledge

Role of a town councillor

A town councillor is elected by the voters who live in the ward in which they have chosen to stand.

Town councillors have three main areas of work, which include:

  • Decision-making – attending meetings and deciding what activities to support and how money should be spent.
  • Monitoring – keeping an eye on what is going on to make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services, and
  • Getting involved locally.

There is a legal requirement to attend a minimum number of meetings and to abide by a Members’ code of conduct.

The National Association of Local Councils publishes The Good Councillors Guide and a booklet for people who want to know more about the role of a councillor.

Elections

Elections to be a councillor on Farnham Town Council take place every four years. The next election is May 2019. Elections for borough councillors will also happen in May 2019. County Council elections will take place in 2021.

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