Have you ever thought about standing to be a councillor in Uttlesford?

PUBLISHED: 08:46 08 January 2019

Council chamber at Uttlesford District Council. Photo: UDC

Council chamber at Uttlesford District Council. Photo: UDC


Uttlesford District Council is hosting an information event for anyone considering standing as a candidate in the elections in May to find more about what it means to be a local councillor.

The event is being held on Monday January 21, from 7.30pm at the Uttlesford District Council offices in London Road in Saffron Walden aimed at prospective candidates for the district and parish local government elections on May 2.

Senior officers will be on hand to speak about the functions of the district council and let prospective candidates know about the responsibilities of the role if elected. You can ask questions and get advice on what to do next.

No political experience is necessary, nor are any formal qualifications other than meeting the criteria to be eligible to stand as a candidate.

There is no pressure on the evening to say whether or not you wish to stand – it is purely an information event.

To register your attendance or for more information, contact Electoral Services on 01799 510510 or email elections@uttlesford.gov.uk

Further information about being a local councillor is available from the Local Government Association via https://beacouncillor.co.uk/. The website includes a step-by-step guide, e-learning module and case studies from existing councillors.

Guidance is also available from the Electoral Commission on what a candidate needs to do and how the election process works – visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk.

For more information about the local elections, visit www.uttlesford.gov.uk/elections.

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