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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 and at the moment there are no vacancies.


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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.