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Could you be a District Councillor candidate in 2019?

May 2019 there will be elections for Broadland District Council. All 47 seats are up for election. At present there are 41 Conservatives, 5 Liberal Democrats, and no Labour Councillors (the vacancy in Aylsham was filled at a by-election on 24th May 2018 by a Liberal). It is important that everyone in Broadland has a chance to vote Labour, so we need people willing to stand as Labour Candidates in all 47 seats.

We are therefore looking for volunteers from amongst Broadland CLP members, both for those seats where we stand a chance of winning and those which are more challenging. If you are interested, live in Broadland, and want to know more about what is involved please contact the CLP Secretary, Philip Williams,

Potential candidates are checked to ensure that they are eligible to stand as Labour Party candidates. Getting selected early helps to get our candidates’ names known around the area well before the actual election campaign begins.

The qualifications to be a candidate are (the more of these the better):

  • You have lived and/or worked in that Council area for the previous 12 months
  • You have owned property in that Council area for the previous 12 months
  •  You are a registered elector in that Council area
  • You have been a Labour Party Member for 12 months at the time of nomination to the panel of candidates [this one is a party rule rather than a statutory one]
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