Find out more about standing for election as a county councillor

Lancaster City Council is holding an open evening for potential candidates in this year’s Lancashire County Council elections.

Taking place at 6.30pm on Tuesday March 7 at Lancaster Town Hall, the meeting will provide potential candidates with more information on how to stand in the elections, which take place on Thursday May 4. 

Becoming a local councillor can be a very rewarding experience – it offers a unique opportunity to make a difference to your community and to help shape, direct and monitor services.

Lancashire County Council receives the majority of the amount people pay in Council Tax (73%) and is responsible for vital services such as roads, schools, social care, trading standards and much more.

Every year county councillors make decisions that see hundreds of millions of pounds being spent on services that affect every community.

Nomination packs for potential candidates will be available from Lancaster City Council from Monday March 13 and the deadline for their return is 4pm on Tuesday April 4.

For more information on standing for election as a city councillor telephone the elections helpline on 01524 582905 or email

Last updated: 23 February 2017