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Councillors represent the people of St Helens. They are elected to become a member of the Council when local elections are held. We have 48 Councillors, three each for the 16 areas of St Helens, known as Wards. Councillors are usually elected for four years.
The duty of Councillors is to the whole community, but they have a special responsibility to champion the needs of all the constituents in their Ward. Councillors have to agree to follow a code of conduct to ensure high standards in the way they go about their duties.
If you wish to stand for election, you must be:
You need to be nominated to stand as a candidate at the election by:
No, you don't, you can stand as an Independent Candidate.
You can contact us using the contact details below if you would like more information about becoming a councillor.
|Telephone:||01744 676464 (Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm)|
|Write to us:||St Helens Council, Electoral Services, First Floor, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens. WA10 1HP|
Guidance on how you can become a candidate can be found on the electoral commission website http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/