IF YOU CARE ABOUT
WHERE YOU LIVE AND ARE
PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR
COMMUNITY, WE NEED YOU
JOIN US AND MAKE A
LOCAL CHANGE
MAKE A CHANGE
BECOME A
LOCAL COUNCILLOR
WHAT DO LOCAL COUNCILS DO?
Your local council has an overall responsibility for the well-
being of your local community. Their work falls into three main
categories:
Delivery of services
Improve quality of life for residents
Give communities a democratic voice
BECOMING A LOCAL COUNCILLOR
As a local councillor you can become a voice for your community
and make a real change. Councillors are community leaders and
represent the interests of the communities they serve.
Local councillors have three main responsibilities:
Decision-making
Monitoring
Getting involved locally
GETTING ELECTED
To stand for election to a local council you must:
Be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the
Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State
of the European Union
Be at least 18 years old
Be an elector of the local council; or in the past 12 months
occupied land or other premises in the area the local council
serves (as owner or tenant); or work in the area local council
serves (as your principal or only place of work); or live within
three miles of the local council boundary.
www.nalc.gov.uk/elections
MAKE A CHANGE
BECOME A
LOCAL COUNCILLOR
If you are interested contact the council on:
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