Canvey Island - Parish Council FAQ's


Where can I find information regarding Canvey Island Town Council?

Please visit

How do I become a councillor for Canvey Island Town Council?

Most people in the Canvey Island community will be eligible to stand for election. It is not necessary to be a member of a political party, but to stand for election a person must:

  • Be willing to stand
  • Be 18 years of age or over
  • Be a citizen of the UK, the Commonwealth or the European Union
  • Be not disqualified from standing

and must be either

  • A local government elector for Canvey Island ;or
  • The occupier of land or property in Canvey Island for the last 12 months;or
  • Has had principal or only place of work in Canvey Island for the last 12 months ;or
  • Has lived on Canvey Island, or within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) of its boundary for the last 12 months.

For further information about standing as a parish councillor visit :

If you have any questions regarding Nomination papers etc. please contact Electoral Services at Castle Point Borough Council by phoning 01268 882417 or by e-mailing

Other sources of information on becoming a councillor:


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Who is my Councillor?

For details of your borough Councillor please visit Borough Councillors   and for details of your Town Councillors please visit Canvey Island Town Councillors