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Becoming a Councillor presents a real opportunity for you to get involved and influence, as a community leader, what is going on in your area.
You can do this by standing as a candidate to become a councillor for Craven District Council and / or your Parish Council. If you want to put yourself forward as a candidate at an election, you have to meet some criteria; you must be a least 18 years old and be a British citizen, or qualifying citizen of a Commonwealth country, or member state of the European Union. In addition, you must meet one or more of the following:
If you are interested in becoming a District or Parish councillor (or both), have a look at the Be a Councillor website. Or you could talk to one of your local Parish Councillors or the Parish Clerk about your interest.
You can stand as a candidate for a political party or as an Independent, further information about political parties in Craven can be found following the external links on right.
Nomination packs for District Council elections are available from the Elections Office. The District nomination packs and those for Parish Council are available around seven weeks before the election date from the above office. You can also get parish nomination packs from the local Parish Clerk.
Craven District Council
1 Belle Vue Square
Telephone: 01756 700 600
Fax: 01756 700 657