Plymouth Election Count
Plymouth Election Count

The process to apply to stand as a Labour candidate in next year’s Council elections has now started, and we are asking you to put your name forward.

Councillors are elected to Plymouth City Council to represent the residents in the ward and the local community. They act as the voice of their constituents, raising any local concerns within the Council on a range of matters related to the work of the Council. It’s time consuming but rewarding and you can make a real difference to the lives of the people in your community. The Labour Party has a dedicated website that gives you all the information you need – from what the application process is like to details of all the things a Councillor does – you can read that here. There is also a 32 page booklet all about becoming and being a Labour Councillor – download it here.

The first step is to fill in an application form. It asks you for things like your experience in the Labour Party and the local community, and what you can offer Plymouth Labour and the people of Plymouth by becoming a Councillor. After we have the form, you will be asked to come in for a friendly interview to ask you more – this is called “empanelment”. If you are empanelled, the next step is this autumn, when local branches will shortlist potential candidates, and then have a selection meeting to choose their candidates. After that, it’s just campaigning on the doorstep and winning the election next May!

To ask for an application form, and to get full details of the timetable and process, or just for any further information or advice, email

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