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Guide: How to become a County Councillor

Part 7

Can I specialise in areas of interest?

As a Councillor, your constituents will look to you to have a wide-ranging knowledge of the Council, something we will help and support you in achieving, but there are also opportunities for you to develop specialisations on topics which interest you.

For example, there are many topic-based working groups and panels, such as Scrutiny Task Groups which you may be able to participate in. The Council is also asked to appoint Councillors to Outside Bodies, which can be local organisations, county wide groups or even regional bodies.