Do you want to be a Councillor?

Making the decision to serve your community as a Conservative politician can be one of the best decisions you can ever make.

Members of the East Worthing and Shoreham Association are able to apply for placement on our approved list, which enables you to apply to selection panels of our local Council Wards and County Council Divisions for selection to fight a seat for either of the Borough Council in Worthing, the District Council in Adur, West Sussex County Council, and Lancing and Sompting Parish Councils.

Who is likely to be selected?

First and foremost you need to be a Conservative. You need to be committed to our principles, which include a desire to serve your community and your country, a belief in self responsibilty, and respect for the law and our institutions.

You will need to be a member of the Party. See our membership page for information on this. The easiest way to take out membership is to visit our national website at or please call us on 01273 757182, or email us on

We have many members from from all walks of life, each with their own qualifications and experience which can be brought to the service of the community.

If you are looking to be selected as a candidate, it will help your application if you have some experience of the following;

  • You are a current or former school or college Governor
  • You have experience of voluntary service, either as a "coal face" volunteer or in management or trusteeship
  • You are already active in the Party, by helping current Councillors by campaigning or committee work.
  • You are already active in fundraising for the Party, eg by organising or attending social functions.

Don't worry if none of the above apply, we would still like to hear from you!

If you are interested, why not get in touch? 

Our next elections are May 2021