Smaller Council Committee represents the interests of the smaller local councils respectively. The committee includes representatives elected by the National Assembly and also clerks and councillors elected by the sector. The committee seeks to share good practice, identify issues pertinent to those size councils that need to be addressed by NALC and prepare advice notes and guidance for smaller councils.

NALC's Smaller Councils Committee is the voice for smaller local (parish and town) councils across England. The committee represents local councils with an electorate of under 6,000.

The committee has an exciting spread of representation from the local council sector and there are three vacancies available for 2020.


If you are interested in standing for election to the Smaller Councils Committee for the 2020-21 tenure please take note of the below timescales for the election.

Nominations open – 11 October 2019
Nominations closed – 8 November 2019
Voting begins – 15 November 2019
Voting ends – 13 December 2019
Results published – 18 December 2019
Tenure starts – 1 January 2020
Tenure ends – 31 December 2021


This year, NALC has made the application process simpler with only one nomination form for all candidates. For more information on the committee and the election process, please read our Smaller Councils Committee candidate pack .

Candidates should download and complete the nomination form by 8 November 2019 and send to NALC at .

Download the nomination form


In 2019 the voting process for this committee will be online only. More information will be made available in due course.