Whilst many are drawn to the glitz and glamour of MPs in Parliament, Local Councils are where the real action happens. With huge budgets of over £2billion, wide ranging policies that affect our daily lives from housing, the environment, public health, education, green spaces (not to mention the bins and the road) and more – representing the voices of our local community is hugely important. We currently have 14 Councillors out of 63 in Southwark. For us to take control and run the council we need to have at least 32 Councillors. The elections are next year.
If you want to know more about becoming a local Councillor then this is the session for you. Come and meet a few of the current Southwark Liberal Democrat Council Group, hear our stories of how we got involved and what we actually do. A great opportunity to ask questions. The date here is provisional but is likely to move. Don't worry if you're concerned about whether you can make it or not, just sign up for now.