Local Elections

Elections were last held on the 6th May 2021 for the following:

Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner

Buckinghamshire Council

Town & Parish Councils, including Padbury

The next elections will be in 2025. Padbury Parish Council has seven councillors at the moment with no vacancies.


What do Local Councils do?

Your local council has overall responsibility for the wellbeing of your local community. Their work falls into three main categories:

  • Delivery of services;
  • Improve quality of life for residents;
  • Give communities a democratic voice.

Becoming a Local Councillor: 

As a local councillor you can become a voice for your community and make real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve. Local councillors have three main responsibilities:

  • Decision-making;
  • Monitoring;
  • Getting involved locally.

Getting Elected:

To stand for election to a local council you must be:

  • A UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union;
  • At least 18 years old;
  • An elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the local council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary. 

Please contact the parish clerk if you are interested in becoming a parish councillor.