Elections: Parish Council

Please note: The government has announced that elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley, Buckinghamshire Council and Town and Parish Councils, due to take place on 7 May 2020, have been postponed until May 2021.


Waddesdon Parish Council consists of 9 Parish Councillors and elects every 4 years.  Parish Councillors are responsible for deciding what services should be delivered within the Parish and what policies should be implemented. Councillors also take responsibility for ensuring that the services provided are effective and well run and for bringing local residents concerns to the attention of the council. Parish Councillors are not paid for the work that they do; it is a purely voluntary role, although they are able to claim expenses eg mileage.

To be eligible for the position of Councillor you must:

  • be over 18 years of age.
  • be a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union.
  • be on the Electoral Register for the council area for which you wish to stand.
  • be a local government elector of the parish; or a person who during the whole of the twelve months before nomination as a candidate occupied land or other premises as owner or tenant in the parish; or has, during the same period, resided in that area or within three miles thereof; or has during the same period, had a principal or only place of work in that area.

To find out more about what local councils do and how you can get involved, please contact the parish clerk.

Useful info: What Are Local Councils?

Profile of a current Parish Councillor, Eamon Dorrian (Vice-Chairman) Parish Councillor Profile – Eamon