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How do yo get on the local council

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knittedbreast Thu 21-Jul-11 14:45:37

or planning comittee? do you have to be a councillor-any ideas where to begin?

Thanks

AvengingGerbil Thu 21-Jul-11 14:55:59

To get on the council you have to be elected as a councillor. The planning committee is made up of councillors.

lesley33 Thu 21-Jul-11 14:56:49

Yes you have to be a local Councillor. To become one you have to stand for election. Most Councillors are members of a political party and the party selects who will stand for election - they have different selection processes. Occasionally someone independent gets elected - but to stand a chance of this you have to be well known locally or become so.

knittedbreast Thu 21-Jul-11 15:14:40

thank you smile back to the drawing board

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 21-Jul-11 17:16:52

If you're trying to sway a planning committee decision, find out which councillors are on the committee and then lobby them... a lot. My local councillor got pounced on by residents when there was a proposal to stick a big mobile phone mast at the end of our road. We never gave him a minute's peace until he supported our objection. Nice chap really smile

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