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Thinking of Standing for Election?

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If you're considering standing for election as a District or Parish Councillor on the next polling day on 2nd May you need to return your nomination papers to Torridge District Council by 3rd April 4pm.

In the meantime if you need more information to help you make a decision further guidance can be found on our website here District & Parish Elections including a "Thinking about being a Councillor?" guide. You can also call 01237 428739 or email elections@torridge.gov.uk 

Councillor Jane Whittaker - Leader Torridge District Council said:

'There are many reasons why people become Councillors,  for me it was a natural progression as a consequence of spending many years working in the Voluntary and Community sectors throughout Torridge and North Devon. While cuts in central government grants have made recent times somewhat challenging, we still have a real 'can-do' team spirit amongst the Councillors here at Torridge and long may that continue!

We need people from all walks of life to represent their communities, so I would encourage people not to pre-judge whether they might or might not be suitable for the role. It is ultimately a great way of giving back and taking part in helping to shape the future of your area.' 

07 March 2019