Do you want to stand up for your local community and the interests of local residents?

 

There has never been a better time to be a Conservative councillor.

It is a uniquely rewarding experience where you can make a real difference to your local community. With just over 8000 Conservative councillors in England, we are the largest Party in local government and as a result have considerable influence locally and nationally.

But what does it mean to be a Conservative councillor?

Conservatives across Britain are working hard to build a country where people have more opportunity and power over their lives; a country where families are stronger and society is more responsible; and a Britain which is safer and greener. Conservative councils can be trusted to deliver high quality, value for money public services.

You can help be a part of this by standing as a Conservative candidate in your area.

Perhaps you are already involved in your local community and want to take the next step. Or you may be looking for a worthwhile and rewarding way to help your local neighbourhood. Either way this booklet should help you decide whether to take the plunge and stand for election as a Conservative to your local council.

You may already have an idea of the type of people who stand as councillors, but this image could be outdated. You could be the fresh new talent that your council is looking for.

Complete the form and email it back to Campaigns@BracknellConservatives.org.uk - or if you would like a chat first ..   drop us a line, and we'll give you a call!    It would help if you could give a few details on why you are interested!

Local Councillor

Becoming a councillor is an extremely rewarding experience. It gives you the opportunity to help your local community and be part of a dedicated team providing key services for your area. Being a councillor is a great way to gain political experience and useful skills in public speaking, debating and problem-solving.

For more information about becoming a Councillor, take a look at the 'Be a Councillor' Project and the Guide to Becoming a Conservative Councillor.

Once elected, you can find help and support from both the Local Governance Association and the Conservative Councillors Association.

Town and Parish Councils

If you are thinking about standing for your local Town or Parish Council and want more information, please let us know. We can put you in touch with our members who already sit on Town or Parish Councils, who will be able to give you advice about, and insight into, the role. Call us on 01344 868286 or email Campaigns@BracknellConservatives.org.uk

Other Opportunities

If you are considering becoming a Member of Parliament, or would simply like to know more, we suggest that you contact Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ) Candidates’ Team at candidateenquiries@conservatives.com or phone 020 7984 8150. More information can also be found here.

 

The deadline to submit your application is 9am on Monday 21st September

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Bracknell Forest Residents - Covid19 Survey

  • 1 Current: Bracknell Forest - Local Priorities
  • 2 Government Support
  • 3 The NHS
  • 4 Tackling Crime
  • 5 Your details
In our Manifesto for the 2019 Local Elections - we made a series of commitments to our Residents

As we move to the "New Normal" we are looking to make sure our priorities still match your priorities.

Please select which are your Top 2 priorities for the Council over the next few years

• We will protect valued green spaces and strategic gaps between existing communities. • Where development happens we will deliver better roads, school places, accessible open spaces and work with partners to get more health care facilities. • We will support policy compliant development that also delivers social and shared ownership homes.
We will continue our commitment to keep Bracknell Forest prosperous and thriving so employers see the borough as a great place to stay and grow. • We will continue the phased regeneration of Bracknell town centre. • But its not just about Bracknell town centre. We will seek to keep neighbourhood centres thriving at the heart of each community.
• We will support school governors, headteachers and staff to provide the best education for your children. • We will provide sufficient school places to meet demand. • We will encourage local businesses to engage with local schools to provide expertise that will assist in preparing your child for life after school.
• We will keep your Council Tax as low as possible. • We will focus on strong financial management. • We will listen to residents to ensure the services people need have the right priority and resources are delivered by the right people for the job.
• We will focus on promoting healthy living and self-care to keep people out of hospital. • We will focus on mental health services especially for young people. • We will collaborate with the NHS, GPs and other health and care agencies to deliver more joined up services.
As we recover from the impacts of the pandemic. Which FIVE of these local issues do you think should be prioritised in our Bracknell Forest recovery plan?