Your chance to apply to become a county councillor

Mid Sussex District Council. Pic Steve Robards
Mid Sussex District Council. Pic Steve Robards

Mid Sussex District Council is encouraging local people who want to make a difference in the community to consider standing for election as a county councillor.

West Sussex County Council elections are being held on Thursday May 4.

Mid Sussex District Council runs all elections in the Mid Sussex area and is encouraging residents to find out more if they are considering standing for election as a County Councillor.

Returning officer for Mid Sussex Tom Clark said: “Local councillors represent the views of local people and work to ensure that the interests of the community are taken into account.

“You don’t have to be affiliated to a political party, politically neutral candidates can simply stand as an independent. All that is needed is a desire to make a difference and help to shape the future of the local community.”

Nominations for candidates open on Monday, March 27 and close on Tuesday, April 4 at 4pm.

Any registered elector in West Sussex is eligible to stand for election in the 12 county council divisions within the Mid Sussex area and candidates are not required to pay a deposit. However, anyone who intends to stand on behalf of a political party would need to be authorised by that party.

To find out more about the election, or get help on standing as a candidate, please contact electoral services at Mid Sussex District Council on elections@midsussex.gov.uk or call 01444 477222.

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