Posted by: westlancashirerecord | March 15, 2017

Could You Be A County Councillor?

Could you be a county councillor and stand for what you believe in? Once again Borough Cllr Paul Greenall  has tweeted “Leafleting 2day I was asked if I’ll be both a Borough & County Cllr? ‘No’ I replied, if elected 2 County in May I’ll resign my Borough seat”. And once again there is silence from him on anyone being a borough councillor in two boroughs, Wyre and West Lancashire, each seat obviously part-time but each paying full time. So Cllr Greenall is ignoring what his own and the Labour members do, wearing two hats. Will he take the party whip if he wins the county seat?

Lancashire County Council is reminding people interested in standing as candidates for the Council election in May of the deadline to register their interest. Nominations open after 24 March, when the election is formally called, and close at 4pm on 4 April. Forms can be obtained from your local district elections office. Details are available at http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/elections

The County Council is holding local elections on 4 May and new candidates are needed to represent their areas. There will be 84 seats available to cover all of Lancashire.

If you want more information on what’s involved in being a councillor and whether it might be right for you, visit http://www.beacouncillor.co.uk/lancashire

Lancashire residents are also reminded to make sure they are registered to vote so they can have their say at the election. If they have never voted before or have not voted for a while, or have recently changed name or address, they may not be registered to vote. The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming elections is 13 April 2017.

To register to vote, update details on the electoral register or apply for a postal or proxy vote, please visit http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote


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