Are you interested in joining our local Conservative Councillor Team?
Could you become a councillor?
Becoming a councillor is an extremely rewarding experience. It gives you the opportunity to help your local community and be part of a dedicated team providing key services for your area. Being a councillor is a great way to gain political experience and useful skills in public speaking, debating and problem solving.
New councillors are good news. They mean fresh ideas and fresh enthusiasm, and that will be good for your council.
To be eligible you must be:
A British subject or a citizen of the Irish Republic or the EU and resident in the UK.
At least eighteen years old on the day you are nominated.
Either on the electoral register for the council area in which you are seeking election, or have lived or worked in that council area for at least the last twelve months.
Conservatives Councillors' Association (CCA)
There is plenty of information here - http://www.conservativecouncillors.com
The CCA exists to provide a strong and unified voice for all Conservative councillors within the Party and in the wider community.
The CCA supports councillors in their important role and provides them with the tools to both work effectively on behalf of local residents and to campaign successfully as Conservatives.
Be a Councillor Project
The CCA works closely with the Be a Councillor Project run by the Local Government Association. It aims to celebrate the important work which councillors do and encourage new candidates from a wider talent pool to come forward. This will ensure that councils not only reflect their electorate in terms of gender, age or ethnicity, but attracts people with different personal and professional experiences, raising the quality of candidates and therefore the quality of councillors.
For more information, please visit www.beacouncillor.org.uk