Candidate School Programme

Following a successful programme ahead of the May 2021 local elections, we are very excited to be holding the below series of virtual events for candidates in 2022.


The main programme of workshops for candidates in the 2022 elections has drawn to a close, but you can still sign up for emails from us containing useful information and any networking meetings. If you are thinking about running for election in 2023 and beyond, you can register below for information regarding the next candidate school programme ahead of its launch, which will be in Autumn 2022.

Register for the mailing list if you are seeking election in 2022
Register for updates for the next programme if you are seeking election in 2023

All events are completely free to attend and will be a mix of virtual and in-person workshops. Some events have limited places, but we will endeavour to accommodate as many people as possible.

View a video of our 2020 Introduction to Being a Councillor event

Candidate School 2021/22 past events

9 November 2021 – 6pm – Introduction to Being a Councillor
15 November – 6pm – Canvassing
22 November 2021 – 4pm – Social Media
24 November 2021 – 12pm – Unitary Candidates Session
8 December 2021 – 6pm – Should I start a Political Party?
18 January 2022 – 3.30pm - Developing your USP
24 February 2022 – 11am – 4.30pm - Creating a Compelling Campaign, Presentation & Media Skills, Keeping control of your message