East Devon District Council

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Guide Become a District councillor

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3. Will I be able to do the job?

You do not need any formal qualifications or experience to become a councillor.  The main requirement is that you want to be involved and help represent the interests of your local area.  You may also have special skills (such as communication, problem solving, team working and engaging your local community) or business expertise that you feel you could contribute.

Councillors should represent the whole community, so it is important people from all backgrounds are elections - women and men; young and older people; parents; people with disabilities; people who are gay, lesbian or bi-sexual; and from different ethnic groups and religious beliefs.