Thinking of standing for election?

Sessions to prepare for elections.
Sessions to prepare for elections.

Lancaster City Council is holding briefing sessions in preparation for elections in May.

Candidates are invited to city council elections on March 12 and 17, at 6.15pm at Lancaster Town Hall and Morecambe Town Hall. Town/parish council sessions on March 19, at 6.15pm at Lancaster Town Hall.

Parliamentary sessions on March 27 at 3pm at Lancaster Town Hall.

Mark Cullinan, chief executive and returning officer for Lancaster City Council, said: “Becoming a local councillor or MP can be a very rewarding experience – it offers a unique opportunity to make a difference to your community by taking a leading role on issues that matter to local people and to help shape, direct and monitor the services which affect the people who live in, work in and visit the Lancaster district.

“These briefings will tell potential candidates and agents everything they will need to know about standing for and the processes involved in the elections.

“Nomination packs will be available for collection at these sessions, which I would urge anyone considering standing as a candidate to attend.”

Nomination packs for all elections can be collected in person from Lancaster Town Hall from Thursday March 12.