Whilst our own pages give information on How to Become a Councillor and ‘How to stand for Election – Information for Candidates’, there are numerous other resources which can help you and these pages will direct you accordingly.
Devon County Council
Local Government Association – LGA
The LGA has numerous resources available to help potential candidates. Their ‘be a councillor’ campaign is one such initiative. You can also see their ‘Stand up for What you Believe in Guide’ as a PDF download.
Furthermore, the annually produced Councillors Guide is an excellent publication / online resource designed as a quick reference guide to provide you with the essential information that you need to know as a councillor.
The Electoral Commission website contains lots of guidance for elections and includes issues such as standing for election, campaigning, accepting donations, spending money, your rights as a candidate, including access to election proceedings and also reporting after the election.
What other councils and councillors say
- Oxfordshire County Council – Becoming a Councillor
- Malvern Hills District Council – Becoming a Councillor
- Lancashire County Council – How can your Councillor help you
- Wiltshire County Council – Do you have the X factor
- Staffordshire County Council – ‘Your County Councillor’
- Councillor Sir Merrick Cockell (Chairman of the LGA) encourages you to be a Councillor
Have you got what it takes
If you wish to talk to an officer regarding the Devon County Council elections, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org