Thursday, 5 March 2015

Thinking of standing for election in May 2015? Briefing sessions next week.

Lancaster City Council is holding a number of briefing sessions for prospective candidates and election agents in preparation for the elections taking place in May this year.

Thursday 7 May 2015 will see residents of the Lancaster district voting in parliamentary, city council and in some cases town/parish council elections.

Candidates and agents are invited to come along to the following briefing evenings:

Thursday 12 March - City Council elections - 6.15pm at Lancaster Town Hall
Tuesday 17 March - City Council elections - 6.15pm at Morecambe Town Hall
Thursday 19 March - Town/Parish Council elections - 6.15pm at Lancaster Town Hall
Friday 27 March - Parliamentary Elections - 3pm at Lancaster Town Hall

Mark Cullinan, chief executive and returning officer for Lancaster City Council, said: “Becoming a local councillor or MP can be a very rewarding experience – it offers a unique opportunity to make a difference to your community by taking a leading role on issues that matter to local people and to help shape, direct and monitor the services which affect the people who live in, work in and visit the Lancaster district.

“These briefings will tell potential candidates and agents everything they will need to know about standing for and the processes involved in the elections.  Nomination packs will be available for collection at these sessions, which I would urge anyone considering standing as a candidate to attend.”

Nomination packs for all elections can be collected in person from Lancaster Town Hall from Thursday March 12.

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