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Guide Become a District councillor

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4. Can I be a councillor if I'm disabled?

The same criteria for being a councillor apply if you are disabled.  The Council is not able to provide you with additional support to help you canvass potential voters, although a political party may be able to help.  However, once you become a councillor, the Council will work with you to overcome any barriers there are to ensure you are fully involved.  Being a councillor is not a full time job and may not affect any incapacity benefit you receive, however, you should check with the Department of Work and Pensions.  More information is available on "Making it easier for disabled people to stand for election".