Be a Councillor

Stand for what you believe in. Be a councillor.

 "Councillors need to reflect the communities they serve, empathise with local residents and communicate effectively with them. Only by ensuring there is a good range of councillors can we hope to do this. It is vital that political parties have a good stream of new, capable people coming through the ranks, to ensure that those who hold seats do not become complacent."
Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins, Liverpool.

Local government is only as vibrant, effective and relevant as the people elected to run it. We are working with councils, regional organisations and local parties on the 'Be a councillor' campaign – to increase the pool from which councillors are elected and encourage the brightest stars to stand and do the best for their communities.

Are you thinking about becoming a Councillor?
Are you thinking about becoming a Councillor? Find out more about the role and how to stand for election with our 'Be a Councillor guide'

More about the Be a councillor campaign and how your can run your own version
You can support the 'Be a councillor' campaign by running a local version tailored to your particular area using our toolkit of materials.

Encouraging people with disabilities to become councillors
In early 2014 the LGA launched a new programme to encourage more disabled people to become Councillors. This new programme includes the opportunity for a number of disabled people interested in becoming councillors to have tailored mentoring and support. 

Are you a councillor or recruiter?
Find out more in our talent spotter's recruitment guide for local government elections.

For more information contact:
Virginia Ponton
Telephone 0207 664 3068
Email: virginia.ponton@local.gov.uk

25 June 2015