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Learn how to become a councillor at Burnley briefing
4:26pm Friday 1st March 2013 in News
ANYBODY interested in becoming a county councillor is invited to attend a briefing session at Burnley Town Hall next week.
County council elections will be held across Lancashire on May 2, when voters will choose who represents them at county hall.
A briefing for prospective candidates and agents will be held at Burnley Town Hall on Thursday, March 7, at 5.30pm.
The briefing will include information on what it means to be a county councillor, duties and responsibilities, how to be nominated to stand in the elections and a guide to being an election candidate.
Nomination information packs will be available to would-be candidates and agents. Anyone interested can simply turn up at the information session.
Nominations for the county elections close at noon on April 5. You must be 18 years or older and meet some other basic criteria to be able to stand as a candidate Alison Morville, from the town hall elections office, said: “We’re encouraging anyone interested in becoming a county councillor to come along to this briefing session and find out more.
“If you’ve thought about standing as a candidate in local government but not been sure how to go about it, this event is for you.”
Burnley borough is represented by six county councillors.