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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
  • Liberal Democrats – 2


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

  • Badshot Lea and Moor Park
  • Bourne
  • Castle
  • Farnham North West
  • Hale and Heath End
  • Shortheath and Firgrove
  • Weybourne
  • Wrecclesham and Rowledge

Farnham’s elected representatives

Farnham Town councillors

Farnham Town Council has 16 elected councillors. Each ward is represented by two councillors.

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.


Elections are held every four years. Farnham Town Council’s next election is in May 2027. See the results of the 2023 elections.

Surrey County Council elections will be held in 2025 and Waverley Borough Council elections will be in 2027.

See the election results for the 2023 Borough elections, Farnham Town Council 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 has published resources explaining what local councils and councillors do, how you can become a councillor, details of the role and what to expect. Find out more about becoming a councillor.

There is also a useful guide for disabled individuals interested in becoming a councillor.

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