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Standing for election

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Are you interested in representing your local community?  Do you want to play a part in shaping the services that local people use?

The Scottish Local Government Elections take place on 5 May 2022. Communities across Scotland will choose the 1,227 councillors who will represent them on the country’s 32 local authorities for the next five years. People in Argyll and Bute will elect 36 of those councillors to represent their communities.

If you want to stand for election, you must complete and submit a nomination form. The process is now open. All nominations must be with the council by 4pm on 30 March.

You can find a nomination pack for the Argyll and Bute Council elections on the council website https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Unknown/nomination_pack_5_may_2022_0.pdf

Read more about standing for election on the council’s dedicated elections webpage https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/scottish-local-government-elections-may-2022.

The page includes information about the election and the nominations process. It also features a guide to becoming a councillor https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/sites/default/files/becoming_a_councillor_guide_2022_0.pdf

There are also a number of helpful resources, including short video talks from experienced councillors, at www.localcouncillor.scot  

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