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Prospective candidates and agents invited to election webinar

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With local elections less than three months away, prospective candidates and agents are being invited to a webinar briefing to find out everything they need to know. 

Led by Wiltshire Council’s elections team, the webinar will be an opportunity to find out about the arrangements and logistics involved for standing in the Wiltshire Council unitary and town and parish elections on 6th May.

The webinar takes place on Wednesday 24 February at 5pm and will be hosted on Microsoft Teams via this link – https://bit.ly/3rYFykx

The election timetable will be talked through in detail, and useful information and links will be shared. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have their questions answered.

Terence Herbert, Wiltshire’s Returning Officer, said, “It’s not an easy decision to put yourself forward for election, so this webinar will be an ideal opportunity for people to find out all they need to know so that they can make an informed decision and feel comfortable about the arrangements.

“Our experienced team will be on hand to provide all the information they need and make it a really worthwhile and productive session for them.”

More information about becoming a councillor can also be found at: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections-becoming-a-councillor

One Response to Prospective candidates and agents invited to election webinar

  1. Russell Hawker

    February 22, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Well, I am not standing in the local elections this year in accordance with my announcement in 2018 that I am stepping down as the Wiltshire Councillor for Westbury West at the end of my current term of office.

    This will conclude a run of 19 years as a local councillor sitting on either Westbury Town Council, West Wiltshire District Council or Wiltshire Council in Westbury.

    Of the four Wiltshire Council electoral divisions in the Westbury Community Area, I expect to see the other three return all the current sitting Wiltshire Councillors.

    The Wiltshire unitary electoral division to watch will be Westbury West where I expect to see a really interesting and hard fought contest between candidates for the LibDems and Tories plus a new-to-Westbury but very experienced Independent town/city and unitary candidate. He has moved to Westbury from Salisbury since the last elections and is now expected to be standing as an Independent in Westbury West.

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