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How to become a County Councillor

The decisions made by councillors affect residents’ quality of life in countless ways, from education, heath and wellbeing and roads to supporting local businesses.

Local people become councillors for many different reasons, but mainly because they feel strongly about the area in which they live and they want to make a difference.

They may already work with local organisations and residents’ groups with the sole aim of improving their community.

Democracy in Devon provides advice and guide to becoming a County Councillor.