Why become a councillor?
You will actively play a key-role in the future of Wyre Forest by becoming a councillor! You could be one of 20,000 councillors in England, each representing their community and all with their personal reasons for doing so.
What do councillors do?
Councillors are elected into a local council to represent their community, so they must either live or work in the area. Being a councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. You will be in a position to shape, develop and play a vital role in the future of Wyre Forest.
So how do you become a councillor...?
First of all you need to decide whether to stand as a representative of a political party or independently.
If you decide to go down the political party route you must be authorised to use their description, party logo and any other branding.
The next step is getting the support of at least 10 voters in your District Ward you choose to stand in.
After that, you will be able to complete a nomination paper before the next local election. This must be sent to Returning Officer, Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, DY11 7WF before the designated closing date.
No financial deposit is required of those standing as candidates at local government elections.
For further information on how you can become a councillor, read the step-by-step guide from the Local Government Association. You can also find out how to stand in a local election and who does what from the Electoral Commission.
If you fancy an informal discussion on becoming a councillor contact Karen Walsh by email or call 01562 732708.