Become a Councillor

Saturday, 26th October 2019

Ever thought about helping your local community by becoming a councillor? Find out what it takes at our Become a Councillor Open Day.


As a councillor, you can make a difference for the people who elect you, and the places you represent. You can help transform your neighbourhood and improve the lives of its residents. You can help improve local public services, enabling them to meet or exceed ever-changing public expectations. You will have the chance to develop and hone a wide range of your own skills; critical analysis and problem-solving; public speaking and debating; diplomacy and consensus-building. And you will be able to gain all the political experience you wish.


Join us at our Open Day on the 26th of October and we will tell you everything you need to know, so you can start your journey towards making Bedford and Kempston a better place to live.



13:30 – 14:00 Welcome & The Bedford Situation

14:00 – 14:20 The role and expectations of a Councillor

14:20 – 14:30 The Selection Process

14:30 – 14:40 Campaigning to win

14:40 – 14:50 Break

14:50 – 15:00 The Association’s Role

15:00 – 15:10 The Agent’s Role

15:10 – 15:20 Q&A

15:20 – 15:30 Close & The Next Steps


The event is free to attend, all you need to do is click here to register.


The venue will be announced closer to the date, but it will be in Bedford Town Centre.