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Could you be a councillor?


Tuesday, 25 June, 2019

Local people who are keen to represent their community and help shape Woking’s future are invited to an informal seminar to find out more about becoming a local councillor.

On Wednesday 3 July 2019, Woking Borough Council will host an informal seminar at the Civic Offices, where people can find out more about the roles and responsibilities of becoming a councillor.

The presentation, which starts at 6.30pm, aims to give an overview of how the Council operates, the essential skills required and necessary time commitments to becoming a successful councillor. Current councillors will be on hand to discuss their experiences and answer any questions about this influential role.

Cllr Colin Kemp, Portfolio Holder for Cultural and Community Development, said: “Being a councillor is highly rewarding and puts you in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people's daily lives and prospects.

“I would encourage anyone who is interested in local politics and wants to influence local decisions, represent their community and help shape the future of Woking, to come along to the event to find out more about what is involved in being a local councillor and the vital role that they play, whatever their political persuasion.”

The event will be held in the Council Chamber, Civic Office, Gloucester Square from 6.30pm on Wednesday 3 July 2019.

To register your interest for the informal seminar, please contact Hanna Taylor, Democratic Services Officer, on 01483 743056 or email

In the meantime, you can find further information about becoming a councillor and standing for election, and download the Council’s ‘Be a councillor’ guidebook.

Visit the 'could you be a councillor' webpage