Be a Councillor

The LGA's Be a Councillor campaign aims at increasing the pool of talent from which councillors are elected –  a key task for local government.


Local government needs different kinds of people willing to stand for election so that parties get a choice of quality candidates: councillors who are capable, vibrant, energetic and engaged, with a commitment to local people and a passion for change.

Visit the Be a Councillor campaign website

Follow @beacouncillor and #beacouncillor on Twitter


Run your own Be a Councillor campaign

We are encouraging councils, regional organisations and local parties to support the 'Be a councillor' campaign by running a local version tailored to your particular area. We are also always keen to hear from places or local parties interested in exploring explore new ways to 'talent spot' the leaders of tomorrow. 

Contact helen.jenkins@local.gov.uk for more information.