Your Councillors

Local Authority

Can be re-elected?

Selection By

Main criteria

Tie break

Refusal

Deputy Mayor

Fylde BC

No

List of seniority

Seniority

Parties to resolve through discussion, if no resolution reached then lots drawn

Asked again the following year

Selected by the Mayor of the day*

Stevenage BC

Yes, but not consecutively

List of seniority

Seniority

Never experienced tie

Asked again the following year

Next in seniority who accepts position

Rushmoor BC

Yes

List of seniority

Seniority

Highest percentage of votes at last election

Asked again the following year

Next in seniority who accepts position

Boston BC

No

List of seniority

Seniority

Draw lots or hold ballot

Asked again the following year

Selected by the Mayor of the day

Tunbridge Wells BC

Yes, but preference against

Group leaders

Aptitude

NA

NA

Serves before becoming Mayor

Dartford BC

Yes

Majority party

Not known

NA

NA

Serves before becoming Mayor

Ashford BC

Yes, but preference against

Group leaders

Not known

NA

NA

Serves before becoming Mayor

Swale BC

Yes, but preference against

Majority party

Leader asks for nominations, nominees speak at group meeting, vote is taken in their absence

NA

NA

Leader asks for nominations, nominees speak at group meeting, vote is taken in their absence

Maidstone BC

No

List of seniority

Seniority

Alphabetical

Asked again the following year

Next in seniority who accepts position