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Special Edition - New Councillors
As you may have seen from our monthly advert in yesterday's Journal, we are continuing the search for potential Conservative candidates for next year's North Devon Council elections. It's ten weeks since we began the recruitment drive and published the following special newsletter. The results have been extremely encouraging.We now have a dozen brand new, high calibre, enthusiastic candidates waiting in the wings. Already they are out campaigning, and they played a crucial role in helping us increase the Conservative share of the vote at the European election, against all the odds. The selection process is starting soon so that we can get new people in place, working in their areas as we approach next May.It's an extremely exciting time to be involved in politics in North Devon, but it would be wrong to look at this merely as a political game or a career move. I am proud to have served as both a Parish and Borough Councillor myself, and it really is possible to make a positive difference to your community.I would urge anyone who is considering this to get in touch - we can have an informal discussion, no commitment! Please come and join the growing team of Conservative candidates in North Devon.
The photo above shows the Prime Minister meeting some of our councillors in North Devon last summer. You could be there next time!
I wanted to ask some questions.....
* Are you interested in what happens in your local community?
* Would you like to be able to help your neighbours and people living around you?
* Do you care about how much Council Tax you pay?
* Are you concerned about ensuring development and building is sensitive to our special part of the world?
* Would you like to improve local leisure services provision?
* Do you think the District Council could do a better job?
If so then read on...
We are looking to build a team of 43 people who have a passion and commitment for their local community and the wider North Devon area. We are looking for people of all ages, backgrounds, experience and skills to stand as a Conservative Councillor in next year's District Council elections. Whether a businessperson, community volunteer, young person, retiree, resident or whatever your background, as long as you share our passion for improving North Devon for all we are interested in hearing from you.
Being a Councillor is hugely rewarding and you can make a real positive impact on people's lives by helping them with local issues and helping to make North Devon an even better place to live. There are varying degrees of involvement and you would be part of a team of Conservatives determined to do their best for our community. District Councillors receive an allowance for the work that they do.
If you are interested in potentially standing for North Devon District Council, then why not get in touch with me and we can have an initial conversation about what might be involved. I would be very happy to answer any questions you may have. If you decide to stand I can assure you that you would have the full support of the Conservative team, with help, advice and support every step of the way. It is a fun, rewarding and important job. If you care about your community and the quality of life of fellow North Devon residents then I am interested in hearing from you.
Get in touch and get involved!
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