Information event for people who want to be a Thanet councillor


Thanet council is holding an information event for people considering running for a council seat in the May 2019 local election.

The event will be split into three sessions – each one will give attendees the opportunity to learn more about the role a local councillor plays.

  • The first session will look at local government, the role of Thanet District Council, how the council works and how a person can become a councillor.
  • The second session will focus on the work that councillors do, and how they are supported by the council’s officers.
  • The third and final session will give attendees the opportunity to speak to current councillors from all parties and find out first hand why they chose to be a councillor and the work they do.

Thanet council has 56 seats covering the isle’s wards. Currently these are held by  21 Conservative; 14 Independent and UKIP Group; 12 Thanet Independent Councillors Group; 6 Labour; 2 Independents and 1 vacant seat.

The event is on Monday, July 30 from 7pm in the Council Chamber at the Cecil Street, Margate offices.

Anyone who would like to attend can register for a place by emailing [email protected] or phoning 01843 577500.