Becoming a councillor

Do you want to influence how local decisions are made?

Could you devote spare time to help your local community?

Have you got the confidence to stand up and speak in public?

Are you a good listener, with the willingness to learn?

On 2nd May this year, residents across Warwickshire will be voting for their local County Councillor. Could you be one of them?

Councillors play a key role in deciding how things are done in Warwickshire – whether it’s caring for the elderly, educating young people, maintaining the road network or managing the library service.

No qualifications are needed. Just the drive to improve services in Warwickshire, and a desire to represent your local community.

As a Councillor, you’ll attend a variety of meetings on a range of issues – and you’ll be the local point of contact for residents with concerns.

You’ll receive an allowance for the time and expense incurred on Council business. And if you take on additional tasks, such as chairing a Committee, you could receive more.


Once elected, our Democratic Services team will support you with information, advice and training to help you get to grips with the role – and answer any questions you have about the Council.

To stand for election, you need to be:
››18 or over
››A British citizen / EU citizen / qualifying Commonwealth citizen
››On the electoral register / Lived or worked in Warwickshire for 12 months

What next?
››Email us for an official nomination form
››Get it signed by 10 people who live in the ward you wish to represent
››Return the completed form by 12pm on Friday 5th April 2013

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