Do you think you could be an OBSCA Councillor?
To become an OBSCA councillor you must be:
- A British subject or a citizen of the Irish Republic or the EU and resident in the UK.
- At least eighteen years old on the day you are nominated.
- Either on the electoral register for the council area in which you are seeking election, or have lived or worked in that council area for at least the last twelve months.
- A member of the Conservative Party. If you have not already done so, you will need to become a member of the Conservative Party.
You can't become a councillor if:
- You work for a council in a 'politically restricted' post
- You are bankrupt or have been surcharged in excess of £2,000
- You have served a prison sentence (or suspended sentence) of three months or more in the five years before election
- You have been disqualified under any legislation relating to corrupt or illegal practices.
You will need to request an application form from OBSCA email to firstname.lastname@example.org You may then be invited to attend a Selection Board to establish your suitability, commitment, and relevant experience. Prospective candidates will be expected to build up a history of helping with OBSCA canvassing and leafleting sessions.
If successful you will be added to our list of hopefuls, who can subsequently apply for any impending OBSCA Ward election or by-election. The relevant Ward Committee will then invite you for interview. Sometime later you may be asked to stand as their OBSCA candidate. Good luck.
Want to find out more then read the Conservative Guide to becoming a Candidate or contact any of our OBSCA Councillors who will be happy to discuss their role.
At most local elections we get Councillors standing down for a variety of reasons - not least because of the levels of continual commitment required!