Become a Councillor

Are you a Conservative who wants to improve your local area? If so, you are an ideal candidate to become a Conservative councillor.

Becoming a councillor is a uniquely 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 also a great way to gain political experience and useful skills in public speaking, debating and problem solving. Serving councillors are a broad mix of people from the local community. New councillors are good news. They mean fresh ideas and fresh enthusiasm, and that will be good for your council and your local area. By becoming a councillor, you really can make a difference to your local community.

Your role as a Councillor

Elected councillors are responsible for making decisions on behalf of their local community about local services such as land use, refuse collection and leisure services. They agree the council budget, set the policy framework, appoint chief officers and make constitutional decisions. They also represent those people living and working in their ward or division and act as advocates on their behalf while at the same time helping to provide leadership for the area as a whole.

Who may become a Councillor?

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.
  • A member of the Conservative Party.

If you have not already done so, you will need to become a member of the Conservative Party. If you are a member, please contact us for more information on becoming a local Councillor.

Upcoming Events

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7:30 pm The Conversation event @ Coppid Beech Hotel
The Conversation event @ Coppid Beech Hotel
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Conversation event @ Coppid Beech Hotel
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2018
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