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Could you become a county councillor?

Could you become a county councillor?

by Tom Martin (February 2021)

Lancashire County Council is inviting anyone who may be thinking of standing in the council elections in May to find out more by attending an online event. 

 

Prospective candidates will have the chance to find out about the work of councillors, ask questions about the election process, and speak informally with council officers about the role and support available. 

 

People are being asked to register their interest now for the virtual information evening due to take place from 6pm on Monday 22 February 2021. 

 

Elections for the 84 seats on Lancashire County Council are scheduled to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. 

 

Angie Ridgwell, chief executive of Lancashire County Council, said: "The county council is responsible for local services which everyone relies on, and it's vitally important that we have councillors who are capable, energetic and engaged to represent our residents and make really important decisions in their best interests. 

 

"This is a time of huge change for the way that local government is financed and organised so we also need councillors with a passion for change. 

 

"Being a county councillor is an opportunity to influence a wide range of services. One of our biggest responsibilities is to protect and improve the lives of our most vulnerable residents so improving our adult and children's social care services will always be one of our most important priorities. 

 

"The county council delivers many other vital services including highways maintenance, economic development, libraries, museums, and waste management, all of which affect the lives of our 1.2m residents in Lancashire. 

 

"The county council is also responsible for public health services, and as a key partner in the Lancashire Resilience Forum the council has played a major role in Lancashire's emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

"Whatever needs changing in your local area, you could be the person to change it by becoming a county councillor. I'd urge anyone who wants to find out more to attend the online event this month." 

 

You can find out more about what's involved in being a councillor and sign up for the online information event at beacouncillor.co.uk/lancashire.

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