Could You Be A Councillor? Find Out During Local Democracy Week

8 October 2019

Find out more about what it takes to be a councillor during Local Democracy Week 2019 by attending the ‘Be A Councillor’ event on Tuesday 15 October for residents who are interested in becoming more involved in local government.

The event will help you find out more about what is involved in becoming and being a councillor.

The evening will also include a panel discussion with three current Brent councillors about their experiences of being a councillor as well as information and guidance on the role and responsibilities.

Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council, said:

“Getting involved in local democracy is really important; it is the best way for local people to have their voices heard about local issues.

“Becoming a councillor gives you a chance to make a difference to the quality of life for people in your local area, represent your community and help shape the future of your borough.”

The event is part of Brent Council’s celebration of Local Democracy Week 2019, which runs from 14-20 October.

A number of different events will take place throughout the week, including an event for young people, a Question Time event for school children in Brent, and other events involving councillors and young people.

‘Be A Councillor’ takes place at Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ. Registration is from 6.30pm with the main event starting at 7pm. To attend please register on Eventbrite or call the Strategy and Partnerships Team on 020 8937 1068.

As part of Local Democracy Week, the council is also reminding eligible residents to ensure they are registered to vote so they’re able to participate in any upcoming elections. The quickest way to do this is online, it takes about five minutes and you’ll need your National Insurance Number.

Information about types of elections and who can vote is available on the Government website.

If you have any questions about voting and elections in Brent, please visit our website.