Fancy Being A Bournemouth Councillor?

26 January 2011, 11:03 | Updated: 10 February 2011, 13:56

With local elections set to take place on Thursday 5th May, Bournemouth Borough Council is holding two information sessions for people interested in standing for election and becoming a councillor in Bournemouth.

54 councillor positions are up for election in Bournemouth this year (three councillors per ward). Anyone interested in becoming a councillor is invited to drop-in to one of the following sessions:


- Saturday 5th February 2011

10am to 3pm at the Bournemouth Learning Centre, Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth, BH10 4HG


-Wednesday 9th February 2011

10am to 7pm at the Bournemouth Training Centre, Jewell Road, Bournemouth, BH8 0LT


Each session is designed to help potential candidates and their election agents learn more about the electoral process and what it means to be a councillor in Bournemouth. During the sessions Council Officers will be on hand to answer questions and provide relevant information. There will also be a chance to speak to existing councillors, in addition to key Council staff including the Chief Executive and Executive Directors and the Electoral Services Officer.

Kevin Neale, Democratic Services Manager said:

 “There are many reasons why people want to become councillors – to  represent their community, raise an issue they feel passionate about, or to use their skills to help shape the future of the Council and the town. No matter what the reason, being a councillor is a rewarding, but challenging role. The time commitment needed should not be underestimated and I would encourage anyone thinking about standing for election to come and speak to us about what the role of a councillor involves.”

Anyone who would like to attend can simply turn up on the day.

To find out more please contact us on (01202) 451163 or email