Ever thought of becoming a city councillor?


If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a city councillor there’s an event next month where you can find out everything you need to know.

Our ‘Becoming a Councillor’ event on Monday 5 March will be a chance to find out more about what the role involves, whether you would be eligible and how to put yourself forward for election.

Being an effective councillor requires commitment and hard work but it can be incredibly rewarding. There are around 20,000 local councillors in England (including 57 in Plymouth), each elected to represent their community and help improve residents’ quality of life.

Councillors come from all walks of life but have one thing in common – they care passionately about their towns and cities, tackling the issues local people face and making a positive difference.

If you would like to find out more about what the Council does and about what being a councillor involves as well as take a look around the Council House and Chamber (where all the major democratic decisions are made) this is your chance.

Staff from our democratic and electoral services teams will be on hand to answer any detailed questions about support for councillors and how to stand for election.

The event is being held in Plymouth city centre and will run from 5pm to 7pm. Tea and coffee will be provided.

If you’d like to attend please book by calling 01752 398164 or emailing chiefexecutivebusinesssupportunit@plymouth.gov.uk.

To find out more see our Becoming a Councillor web page.