2023 is once again the year Halewood Town Council elects its full council. The council elects a new body of 12 Councillors every four years, and the people of Halewood will thus vote for the persons to represent them through to 2027 on Thursday 4th May.
At Halewood Town Council, we are promoting the opportunity to become a Councillor to as wide and diverse a range of candidates as possible. We would particularly value the participation of young people in the democratic process, and members of groups underrepresented on the council.
What about…. You? Have you ever asked yourself the question – can I become a Town Councillor? The easy answer to this question is “yes, almost certainly”. Yes, as long as you are:
- At least 18 years old on the day of your nomination.
- A British Citizen, an eligible Commonwealth Citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union who has ‘settled status’
You must also meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
- You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish/town in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards,
- You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish/town area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of your election,
- Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish/town area,
- You have lived in the parish area or within 4.8 kilometres of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
If you are interested, please get in touch, also if you have questions about your eligibility.