How to stand as a councillor

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Residents who are considering standing for election as a borough councillor in May can find out more about what it involves at an event next month.

On May 7, voters will decide not only who represents us in Parliament, but also who will sit/represent the area in the council chamber of St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Parish and town council elections will also take place on the same day.

People may choose to stand for election because they want to do more for their community, or to challenge some of the decision making that takes place.

Either way the role of being a councillor is a complex one.

With that in mind St Edmundsbury is holding an event where would-be -candidates can find out more about the role and what it involves.

This will take place on February 11 at 6pm at West Suffolk House in Western Way, Bury St Edmunds.

If you would like to attend either event book your place with Emma Barrett by February 7 on 01284 757022 or email emma.barrett@westsuffolk.gov.uk

Nomination papers for candidates must be submitted by April 9.

National elections are also being held on May 7.