The Borough Council is advertising briefings for people interested in being a candidate or an agent in the forthcoming local elections, in May . They are taking place on 19 March 2018 at 2pm and 5.45pm in the Council Chamber at 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk.
Kim Webber, Returning Officer for these elections says “The events will cover what you need to know about the election process. There will also be the opportunity to speak informally to Electoral Officers after the event. People who are interested in standing are invited to come along to one of the briefings. There are no set qualifications or experience required to be a Councillor. For example, skills gained through raising a family, volunteering or being active in faith or community groups are just as valuable as skills gained in employment or training. The role is a responsible position which allows you to make a real difference to the area you represent”.
Already preparing for May are the OWLs, as they offer surveys for people on what representation people want, rather than party politics.