Could you be a councillor? Are you considering standing for election in 2019?

Stand For Election

Posted on: 18 December 2018

Come along to our prospective councillor events to find out more.

A series of events for prospective councillors have been announced, ahead of the district wide election next year.

Starting in January three events, covering each of Mid Devon’s towns, will be held welcoming anyone interested in standing for election.

The election will take place on 2 May 2018 when all 42 district seats will be contested. Parish elections will also take place.

You may be interested in becoming a councillor if you are keen to make a difference to your community and wish to represent the views of local people. You may also be keen to stand for a particular issue or you may have a desire to pursue a political belief.

Sally Gabriel, Member Services Manager at Mid Devon District Council, said:

“These events are designed to be informative but informal. We would welcome anyone who is showing an interest in being a councillor to come along and meet our team and ask us questions about the process and what it means to be a councillor.”

During the event you will have a chance to chat to the Returning Officer, the Chief Executive and the Electoral Services Manager along with experienced councillors.

Prospective councillors must be:

  • British or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union
  • At least 18 years old
  • Registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election

If you decide to stand for election you must complete and submit a form during the nomination period which runs from 18 March until 4pm on 3 April 2019.

The prospective councillor events take place on:

6.00pm Monday, 28 January 2019 Boniface Centre, Crediton
6.00pm Monday, 4 February 2019 Cullompton Community Centre, Cullompton
6.00pm Tuesday, 12 February 2019 Phoenix House, Tiverton

Anyone unable to attend an event can find out more information by visiting www.middevon.gov.uk/election2019

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