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Thinking about becoming a councillor?

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  • Virtual Candidates briefing is on 13 March
  • Meeting will tell you all you need to know about elections process
  • Elections will take place on 4 May

If you have ever thought of becoming a Councillor and standing for election, then you can find out more about the election process at a virtual meeting this coming Monday 13 March.

West Lancashire Borough Council are holding elections on 4 May 2023 and you may be able to stand as a candidate in one of the elections if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Councillors have three main roles:

·       To represent the people in their local area and listen to their views

·       To make decisions about how the Council is run, what services should be provided, and how money is spent

·       To provide community leadership, such as enabling different organisations to work together to make their area a better place

If you are interested in being a candidate or agent at the upcoming elections and want to know more about the electoral process, a briefing is taking place on Monday 13 March at 5:30pm online via Microsoft Teams.

Jacqui Sinnott-Lacey, Returning Officer for West Lancashire, said: “We know people are passionate about their local areas and being a councillor gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to the communities you live in. You do not need specific qualifications or experience.

“Experience gained through raising a family, volunteering or being active in faith or community groups is really valuable if you are considering becoming a councillor, as is career experience. The online meeting will tell you everything you need to know about the election process, so do join us if you want to find out more.”

For more information and to book your place at the briefing, please contact the Elections Team via email at elections.office@westlancs.gov.uk or by calling 01695 585013.

The Council’s website provides details on the election for both voters and prospective candidates at www.westlancs.gov.uk/elections.

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