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Democracy in Farnham

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Find out how to contact your local elected representative, wards in Farnham and the political make-up of the Town Council.

The area

Farnham Town Council includes the villages and communities of:

  • Badshot Lea
  • Hale
  • Heath End
  • Rowledge
  • The Bourne
  • Weybourne
  • Wrecclesham

The population is around 40,000.

Political make-up

The political make up of Farnham Town Council is:

  • Farnham Residents -14
  • Conservatives – 2
  • Liberal Democrats – 2


There are nine wards in the Farnham Town Council area. These are:

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

Farnham’s elected representatives

Farnham Town councillors

Farnham Town Council has 18 elected councillors. Each of the nine wards has two elected representatives.

Waverley Borough councillors

Visit Waverley Borough Council’s website to find out how to contact your borough councillor.

Surrey County councillors

Visit Surrey County Council’s website to find out how to contact your county councillor.


See the contact details for your MP.


Find out how to contact your MEP.


Elections are held every four years. Farnham Town Council’s next election is in May 2023.

Surrey County Council elections will be held in 2025 and Waverley Borough Council elections will be in 2023.

See the election results for the 2019 Town and Borough elections and previous county council elections.

Role of a town councillor

A town councillor is elected by the voters who live and work 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.
  • Getting involved locally – Town councillors are on hand at every Farnham Town Council event to support and listen to the community.
  • Monitoring and lobbying – representing community views on all services within the town to make sure that services that are efficient and effective and meet local need, and

There is a legal requirement to attend a minimum number of meetings and to abide by a Members’ code of conduct. You can view the attendance records for Farnham Town Councillors during this present council year.

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

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