Communities across Argyll and Bute will join the rest of the country in electing their local councillors in May this year. If you’re passionate about your community and want to make a difference to local life, have you considered standing for election to represent your local community on Argyll and Bute Council?
Becoming a councillor is challenging but highly rewarding, offering opportunities to represent the people who live in your local area as well as involvement in decisions about issues of local and national significance.
Across Cowal and Bute a total of nine councillors will be elected across three wards; Cowal, Dunoon and Bute.
The Cowal ward covers Ardentinny, Cairndow, Colintraive and Glendaruel, Kilfinan, Kilmun, Lochgoil, Strachur, Hunter’s Quay and Sandbank. There is also the Dunoon ward which incorporates South Cowal aswell as Bute, which covers the full island.
If you want to find out more about what is involved in becoming a councillor in Argyll and Bute, and the election process, you can get more information on the council’s dedicated Standing for Election web page.
You can download a guide to becoming an Argyll and Bute councillor as well as other resources for people considering standing for election.
The web page will be updated regularly with new information that become available and you will also be able to access candidate packs and other details when the nomination process opens later this year.
Find out more at Standing for election in Argyll and Bute or contact Argyll and Bute Council’s Elections Team on 01546 603264 if you need information in another format.