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Becoming a councillor

Could you be a local councillor?

  • Do you have a desire to help and become involved in your community?
  • Do you believe in helping others to help themselves?
  • Do you like a different challenge every day?
  • Have you ever shouted at the TV and thought you could do better?
  • Are you prepared to stand up and be counted?
  • Are you self motivated?
  • Are you prepared to take part in learning and development opportunities?
  • Do you have time to spare to meet this significant commitment?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it might be time for you to stand as a local councillor.

Becoming a councillor

We need good quality councillors at all levels, who are ready and willing to engage with the community and make tough decisions. This could be by standing as a unitary, town or parish councillor, campaigning on local issues, volunteering or attending meetings.

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Last updated: 20 February 2018 | Last reviewed: 20 February 2018