Thursday, 31 October 2013

Cambridge City: Interested In Becoming A Councillor Next May?

Elections for 14 of the 42 seats on Cambridge city council will take place on Thursday 22 May 2014.

Anyone interested in becoming a city councillor is invited to come along to an information briefing on Wednesday 6 November, 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the committee rooms of the Guildhall.

The briefing will cover how the council works, what being a councillor involves, how councillors are elected and key dates for the next election.  Anyone is welcome to attend – there is no need to book.

Cambridge City Council chief executive Antoinette Jackson said:  “Being a city councillor is an interesting and varied role and it is important that our councillors have different backgrounds and experiences so they can best represent all Cambridge people.

“Healthy local democracy is essential if the city council is to offer a good quality of service to all its residents.

“Councillors don’t necessarily have to be associated with a political party.

“I hope anyone who is interested in being a city councillor will take the opportunity to attend the information briefing.”

Further information is available on the city council’s website at www.cambridge.gov.uk/would-you-like-to-be-a-councillor.