Love Brighton & Hove? Ever thought of becoming a councillor?

Would you like to make a difference in the city and help shape its future? 

Take part in our exciting, informal event on Being a Councillor and find out about this crucial role in city life and our democracy.

The event is primarily for people who are considering standing for local council elections or want to find out about standing for elections and what being a councillor involves.

The event will be held on Monday 13 March from 6pm to 7.30pm

City councillors come from all walks of life and different communities but they’re all elected to serve the city we love.

From our stunning coastline, rich culture and heritage, diverse neighbourhoods and communities, vibrant economy, to providing services to people from cradle to grave, the council is involved in every part of Brighton & Hove. 

So, if you’ve ever been interested in how decisions are made and care about the future of the city, then come along to this event and:

  • hear from current councillors about their experiences and what advice they have for you
  • learn about the role of a councillor
  • the difference they make for Brighton & Hove and how to get elected; and
  • talk to other people in Brighton & Hove, councillors from different political groups and senior council staff.

This interactive session will take place virtually, and you’ll have the chance to ask questions and find out first-hand what being a councillor could mean for you. The Local Government Association also have a dedicated webpage on the role of being a councillor, which includes details on who can and can’t become a councillor.

You may already have thoughts about standing as a councillor. Alternatively, you may not be sure that being a councillor is right for you. Either way, come along to the event and find out more!

Contact us to book your place – This will open as an email. Just say if you would like to attend and press “Send”. We will send you the link to the event nearer the time.