Could I be a councillor? 

Welcome to the ‘Be a Councillor’ guide 

This guide contains information about how councils work, the role of a councillor and most importantly, what being a councillor looks like. 

The guide is a great starting point if you have ever looked at other councillors and thought ‘I could do this’. There is also information about where to go to find out more. 

You may already be a campaigner, community activist, involved in your local church or mosque, or a local school governor. You might be in full time or part time work, retired or self-employed across every profession, job or vocation. Ultimately, if you really care about your area, and want work to make it the best place it can be, becoming a councillor could be for you. 

We hope you find this guide useful, and if you decide to stand for election, we look forward to welcoming you into the Chase Independents local government family to bring our community together. 

Useful organisations and websites 

Local Government Association (LGA)  

The Electoral Commission   

National Association of Local Councils  

Cannock Chase District Council  

Staffordshire County Council  

Be A Councillor