In local government across the UK, only 35% of councillors are women - meaning women are under-represented when it comes to local democracy and shaping the policies and decisions that affect all of us.
Alongside our usual events that are open to all, we are holding an event which is specifically for women across BCP who may be interested in becoming a councillor. You will be able to meet Lib Dem women who are already local councillors and find out more about what it’s like to be a candidate/councillor as well as other ways to get involved and make your voice heard.
We are now just over a year away from the next local election campaign here in BCP.
In 2019 the Liberal Democrats came second in both votes and seats, for a year and a half we were able to run the council as part of an alliance with other smaller groups, delivering results for residents through hard work, collaboration, and consensus. We passed BCP’s first ever budget, declared a climate emergency and stood up for the identity of each of our three towns.
Our campaign for the 2023 election is already underway, our goal is to oust this new Conservative administration and ALL four of the local Constituency parties are united in this.
If, like me, you are disgusted by the arrogant Conservative party’s behaviour, locally and nationally, I would urge you to think about being a Liberal Democrat candidate in May 2023.
If you think you may be interested, I would wholeheartedly encourage you to come along. You can meet the team, learn more about the campaign and what to expect when you win!
Cllr Vikki Slade
Lib Dem Group Leader on BCP Council & Former Council Leader