The Council of the Isles of Scilly is elected every 4 years and the next election is due in May 2021. However, there are requirements for a by-election in the event of the resignation or death of a councillor.
A by-election can only take place if 2 members of the electorate sign a letter requesting an election to take place.
To find out more about how to stand for election you can view or download the following resources from the Electoral Commission:
Standing as an independent candidate
Your right to attend key electoral events
After the declaration of results
Another valuable resource is the beacouncillor.org website.