If you are passionate about your local community, Blaby District needs you. Councillors make a huge difference to the quality of life of local people and how local issues are dealt with. The Council wants people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect the communities they serve to put themselves forward for election.
An information session is being held in advance of the 2023 District and Parish Council elections for anyone looking to find out more about being a voice for the Blaby District community.
May 2023 will see elections for District and Parish Councillors, and Blaby District Council wants to see people stand for election, to help their communities have a say in local decisions. There is no need to be a member of a political party – all it takes is a desire to make a positive difference.
You do not have to be a member of the big three political parties to stand for election, you can be an independent councillor or stand for another party. The last District Council election saw several new Councillors elected, including an Independent Councillor with no political links.
No experience is needed to be a Councillor and support is available from Blaby District Council officers to help carry out the rewarding role.
The first information event takes place on Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 06 December from 6-7pm. Anyone interested in attending can email email@example.com to register.
Key details during the one-hour session will include how to stand for election, an introduction to the district, what it’s like to be a councillor and how the Council supports councillors. Information will also be given about being a Parish Councillor, and how being part of a Parish Council can help.
The Council strongly believes that residents deserve a choice about who represents them, and is undertaking this proactive initiative to encourage as many people to stand as a Councillor.
An in-person information session will be held on Saturday 21 January 2023 at the Council’s offices in Narborough.
Councillor Terry Richardson, Leader of Blaby District Council, said: “This really is a fantastic opportunity for anyone thinking about becoming a local councillor.
“Our session is designed to give practical information and inspire anyone who has thought about this valuable and rewarding work, and we hope to see many interested people on the day.”