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Find out how to become a Councillor

Published Friday 2 December, 2022
Last updated on Friday 2 December, 2022

There will be Borough elections on 4 May 2023 with all 47 seats in 24 wards up for election.

Information sessions are being held in advance of the 2023 Borough elections for anyone looking to find out more about becoming a Councillor.

No experience is needed to be a Councillor and people of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to attend. It is not necessary to be a member of a political party to become a Councillor.

Topics covered during the session include what it’s like to be a Councillor and there will be the opportunity to speak to current-serving Councillors about their own experience.  There will also be information on what the Council does and the issues it faces as well as how to stand for election.

  • The first session will be held on Tuesday 6 December at 5.45pm at Sheerness East Working Men’s Club, 47 Queenborough Road, Minster ME12 3BZ, prior to the Sheppey Area Committee.
  • A further session will be held on Thursday 15 December at 5.45pm at West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham ME13 7RH, prior to the Eastern Area Committee.
  • A final session will be held at the Council Offices in Sittingbourne in January 2023, further details to follow.

The sessions will be hybrid.  Please contact democraticservices@swale.gov.uk if you wish to attend remotely or for further details.