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Devon County Council Elections 2021: Could you be a candidate?

February 3, 2020 4:26 PM
Originally published by South Hams Liberal Democrats

cllrsWe are now looking ahead to next year's county council elections and are keen to get candidates in place so we can start to campaign. We already have one county councillor, that's Julian Brazil for Kingsbridge - we really want more. Devon County Council are responsible for delivering a large range of vital local services, such as roads and transport, education, libraries and social services, making being a county councillor a really important role; they can make a real difference to their communities. County councillors are not paid for their work but they do receive substantial allowances.

We would love to hear from members willing to put their name forward for consideration as a county council candidate. Though it may seem a little daunting rest assured that a lot of support and training is offered by the party nationally.

Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners have also come together to form the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors (ALDC), which has represented councillors and grassroots Liberal Democrat campaigners across Great Britain for more than forty years. ALDC provide advice and support to its members, giving them the tools they need to campaign in their communities.

As a Liberal Democrat, you will know that local government is a key battleground for us; localism, community politics and a real commitment to devolved power are all core tenets of our approach. Demonstrating the excellent work we can do at a local level also plays a large part in putting us on a strong footing for the next general election.

If you are interested in becoming a County Council candidate, ,would like to know more about the process or just want a general chat about what being a candidate or councillor might entail then please do email Lucy, our Local Party Organiser at info@southhamslibdems.org.uk and she will get back to you.