Thinking about standing for local government?

Deciding to play a significant role in your local community by running for local government is a big decision. The videos that follow will give you an insight in to what you can expect in each of the various roles you might choose to put yourself forward for in the 2019 Elections. You’ll be hearing from real people - with real experience.

At the beginning of each video, we let you know what you can expect to learn about by the end of the video. Please feel free to watch the videos all at once or one at a time. We find it is best to view the videos on the latest version of Chrome to avoid any technical issues.

You can also find more detailed information for candidates on our website

We hope these videos help you decide if being an elected member is for you, and if so, what role would suit you best.  If you decide to run in the upcoming elections, we wish you the very best of luck.


Standing for local Government video banner

The elected member roles available to you, including a description of what elected members do.                                                     

Elected member skills and behaviours video

Find out more about what skills and behaviours you will need to display as an elected member and what sort of support will be available to help.    

How councils work video

How do councils work and how are they funded?

Nominations requirements video

Information about the next steps to take, if you have decided to stand for local government.      

Your first days as an elected member

What to expect if you are successfully elected.