Could YOU champion your local community?
Do you want to stand up for your local community and the interests of local residents?
As a councillor, you can make a difference for the people who elect you, and the places you represent.
You can help transform your neighbourhood, and improve the lives of its residents. You can help improve local public services, enabling them to meet or exceed ever-changing public expectations. You will have the chance to develop and hone a wide range of your own skills; critical analysis and problem solving; public speaking and debating; diplomacy and consensus-building. And you will be able to gain all the political experience you wish. There has never been a better time to become a Conservative councillor.
Conservative councillors are at the heart of our Party’s campaigners. And across Britain, our local councillors show how Conservatives earn people’s trust to deliver high quality, value-for-money public services.
There are 374 local authorities in England and Wales with over 19,400 elected councillors. At present there are more than 9,000 Conservative councillors, making us the largest Party in local government. However, this progress can only continue if people are willing to stand for election and become councillors.
Becoming a Conservative councillor is a uniquely rewarding experience. You will be responsible for making decisions on behalf of local residents as well as having the opportunity to help your local community.
It will also allow you to develop many different sides to your personality - the ability to speak in public; to debate and to persuade your fellow councillors of the benefits of your proposals; and the opportunity to work with council officers to help solve your constituents’ problems. Although training will be offered to you as a new councillor, you will find that these abilities will develop naturally.
As a Conservative councillor you will discover that the more involved you are, the more enjoyable and rewarding the work becomes.
Councillors have many different roles but the first thing to note is that all councils are different. Being a councillor is hard work; you have to find an equilibrium between the needs and interests of your residents, voters, political parties and the local council.
By becoming a councillor, you really can make a difference.
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