Guidance for Candidates at Parish council elections in England

Candidates standing on behalf of political parties 

This section provides specific information for candidates standing on behalf of a political party on the additional information required to be submitted as part of their nomination papers.

To stand on behalf of a registered political party, the party must be registered on the Commission’s register of political parties at and be listed as allowed to field candidates in England. You will also need to submit the a certificate of authorisation to be able to stand on behalf of that party. If you also wish to use an emblem of the party, you will also need to submit an emblem request form as part of your nomination. 

Last updated: 1 December 2023